Recently the team in charge of the development of the Opera web browser has announced the availability of the stable version of version 54 of this browser. Well, after several weeks of testing and development regarding the beta version of this browser, we finally have the stable version of the browser.
For those who do not yet know this great browser I can tell you that, Opera is a web browser, which is proprietary software, but open source, created by the Norwegian company Opera Software in 1995, Opera has been placed among one of the most used web browsers. Opera currently has versions for desktop, tablets and mobile phones.
Opera is a cross-platform web browser which can be used in the most popular operating systems, the Linux version comes with all the same features as Opera for Windows and Mac, including Speed Dial, Discover function, Opera Turbo, Favorites (favorites) and share favorites, themes, extensions and much more.
The Opera Browser also offers power saving mode, It offers up to 50% longer battery life and prevents overheating.
As mentioned, several weeks passed after the beta release of this version, which was polished in order to obtain this new stable version of the browser.
The new version of Opera 54 has new features and various fixes. In the midst of all this, what we can highlight of this new version we can find the following elements.
What's new in Opera 54
It has now been done updating the Opera base to Chromium 67, also this stable version arrives with News on Speed Dial, a feature that delivers the latest headlines for the countries and languages of your choice, directly on the home page of your browser.
Se can select multiple categories to filter content you want to see in Speed Dial.
Categories include arts, business, entertainment, food, health, lifestyle, living, motorsports, news, science, sports, technology and travel.
More than 40 countries and language sources are available, and they can also select more than one to receive a variety of news content.
The selection of categories, countries and languages can be made in the top menu bar, above the news articles, in Speed Dial.
For a more personalized news feed, go to the "Personal News" page, accessible from the sidebar of the Opera home page.
In addition, a new menu page has been added, called "Update and Recovery", to help simplify the browser update and recovery processes.
To go to this page, we only have to go to the browser menu that is located in the upper left part (the opera icon).
Now here we can see the current version number of your browser in Update.
We must click on the "Check for updates" button in this menu, this makes Opera look for a new version of the browser. If a new version is available, an Update button will appear.
Inclusion of generic sensors
As well we can find in this new installment of the browser the inclusion of generic sensors which communicate through a generic API.
The Generic Sensors API provides a foundation for sensors in the form of a Sensor-base interface and associated abstract operations. The following are some of the sensors that work with this implemented API:
- Accelerometer- Sensors that measure (proper) acceleration (rate of speed change).
- Gyroscope- A sensor that measures orientation or angular velocity.
- Orientation sensor- A sensor that fuses the two previous sensors to provide a more accurate orientation measurement.
- Motion sensors: This sensor includes a magnetometer, as well as the accelerometer and gyroscope.
If you want to get this new version of Opera you should go to the official website of the browser where you can get the installation file for it.