Opera 10 downloaded 10 million times, Launches Devices SDK for TV


Opera 10 downloaded 10 million times, Launches Devices SDK for TV

Opera 10, a browser that I personally love to use (but still don’t use so often) reports 10 million downloads in the first week of launch (details)

Opera has also launched Opera SDK, Web technology-based toolkit for bringing the Web and widgets to TVs and other connected devices.

Some of the features of TV SDK:

  • Hardware acceleration – Speed-up the rendering of Web pages, applications or UIs by taking advantage of an accelerated DirectFB driver.
  • Extended support for silicon platforms – Opera Devices SDK 10 is now pre-ported to popular TV platforms including CE3100(Intel) and ST7105(STMicroelectronics) chipsets.
  • Improved UI transitions and animations – Transitions and animations are also noticeably smoother due to CSS3 support.
  • Easier on-screen navigation and improved visual presentation – Opera fine tunes the remote-control-to-screen relationship with more intuitive and predictive navigation.
  • Standards compliant – Strictly standards-based, the Opera Devices SDK 10 is fully W3C compliant. This allows customers to code rich and compelling applications once and use them cross-platform or cross-device.

Have a look at the demo

Essentially, Opera provides the framework for your TV experience, and with Web technology, the kind of compelling content that the consumer wants is easy to create. Watch widgets in action:

Quite lately, Opera has become a browser of choice, but as I mentioned earlier, Firefox is the new IE, Chrome is the new Firefox and Opera is still Opera.

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