The Opera Web browser isn’t one of the better-known of the many Web browsers on the market, but it has been building a name of itself because of its speed and its advanced features. The browser was first introduced to the public in 1996, during the early days of the Internet when there were few Web browsers available on the market. The browser was created by Opera Software and has changed a lot of the years in terms of where it is used and where its market share lies. Using the Internet on hand-held devices, even on laptop computers, was a pretty far-fetched idea when the first Opera Web browser was developed. However, those uses for the Internet are now mainstream and commonplace.
The many hand-held devices that use the Internet, including smartphones, PDSa and other small devices, has made it necessary to scale a Web browser that can make the most of the Internet in a small space. With so many special considerations, it was a long time before software companies started to create browsers with these uses in mind and even longer before they were truly effective on hand-held devices. With the latest versions of the Opera Web browser, all of the needs of these devices were considered when the browser was designed. Not only is it scaled well and an effective way to browse the Web, it is also compatible with a number of operating systems. It can be used on Windows, Solaris, Windows Mobile, Symbian, Mac OS X and more. This has made it immensely popular in recent years on all of the latest Internet-ready devices that have special considerations when it comes to Web browsing. The company now claims to have the fastest Web browser on the market, and many of the company;s customers do agree with its speed and effectiveness.