Opera brings its browser games to the mobile phone
In 2019 Opera launched a desktop browser for gamers to differentiate itself from Google Chrome, and over the following months and years it strengthened Opera GX with customization options, including Razer’s Chroma lighting effects.
In January, the browser maker increased its focus on games by acquiring YoYo Games, the British company behind GameMaker Studio 2.
IPhone and Android web games continue to gain momentum with services like xCloud from Microsoft and GeForce Now from Nvidia, and accordingly, Opera opens the beta version of its browser for gamers.
In order to expand, Opera is now doing Bring up Its gaming browser to mobile, and the company is testing the Opera GX beta across Android and iOS starting today, with plans for a public launch in a few weeks.
Opera GX features a dashboard that lets you set limits for CPU, RAM, and network bandwidth.
Thanks to their simple design, the browsers available via smartphones are not necessarily compatible with the tastes and needs of players.
Opera GX Mobile fixes this issue by offering a unique style and design inspired by games and gaming hardware.
Mobile device users can also use the standard navigation or the quick action button to quickly access functions such as searching, opening and closing tabs.
And when exporting items from the gaming world, the button also uses vibrations and haptic feedback, and you can also synchronize the phone’s browser with the desktop version by scanning the QR code.
This allows you to transfer files up to 10MB, links, YouTube videos, photos, and personal notes and access them anytime from a connected phone or computer.
Additional features include a built-in ad blocker, as well as a cookie window blocker, which helps you get rid of annoying cookie window boxes that spoil your browsing experience.
Opera GX users are also protected from those trying to use their devices to mine cryptocurrencies.
As of March, the number of Opera GX users has surpassed 9 million monthly active players across Windows and Mac.
That’s a 190 percent jump from the previous year, and the dedicated gaming browser has also grown to be the largest tech server across Discord, with 285,000 members.
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