Opera Mobile 10 beta 3 with FLASH

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  1. blackmeto

    blackmeto Active Member

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    Opera Mobile 10 beta 3 with FLASH

    "Today Opera Mobile 10 moves one step closer towards final with the release of Opera Mobile 10 Beta 3 for both Symbian/S60 and Windows Mobile. Beta 3 includes a few new features, and a lot of bug fixing and stabilization. Read more on http://www.opera.com/mobile. Or download it now at http://www.opera.com/mobile/download/ from a PC or "m.opera.com" from a mobile phone.

    New improvements include:

    Windows Mobile Keypad Support:
    Opera Mobile 10 Beta 3 now supports keypad devices running Windows Mobile 6 standard, and Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone devices.

    Experimental Flashlite 3.1 (Windows Mobile):
    This beta also brings experimental Flash support to Windows Mobile (touch devices only). However, Flash performance and usability depends greatly on how powerful your device is. On the 1Ghz HTC Touch HD2 the overall experience is quite good. On anything slower it varies from mediocre to poor.

    For this reason we have disabled flash by default in the Opera Mobile settings. To enable flash goto Tools -> Settings -> Advanced and set plug-ins to "On".

    Note that Opera Mobile has Click-to-play functionality for plug-ins. So even when plug-ins are enabled you activate individual Flash content by clicking on it. This to minimize the use of bandwith and CPU on content you may not be interested in.


    We also wanted to take the chance to thank the Opera Mobile community for all of the great feedback and bug reporting on the Beta 1 & Beta 2 releases. The feedback has been truly helpful and has made a direct impact for us reaching Beta 3 status. We look forward to your feedback on today's beta.

    The main improvements from the previous betas are:

    S60:
    - Complete bookmark sync in Opera Link
    - Support for non-latin characters in the UI also when phone is set to latin locale (requires international build)
    - A lot of input and keyboard related fixes
    - Fixed text selection
    - Visual indication of input mode also for non-latin input modes
    - General bug fixing (stability, UI)

    Windows Mobile
    - keypad/smartphone support
    - Flash Lite 3.1 support (disabled by default)
    - Complete bookmark sync in Opera Link
    - BIDI support also for language extensions
    - phone numbers in plain text are converted to links
    - support for background sound
    - general bug fixing (stability, UI)

    Known issues include:

    Both:
    - Opera Link: Bookmarks saved in Beta 2 are lost when upgrading to Beta 3
    - Hotmail does not work, please use the mobile version "www.hotmail.com/m"
    - Dragonfly - need to do 'connect' two times in a row to get a connection working

    S60:
    - After permanently accepting an untrusted certificate, you get an error when trying to load the https:// page again. Workaround: In the S60 device menu go to the Settings -> General -> Security -> Certificate Management -> Trusted site certificates and delete the certificate for the problematic site

    Windows Mobile:
    - Flash is only a preview/in alpha state, expect instabilities, performance degradation during use
    - Flash is only supported on touch devices
    - Need to double-click on Flash content to view it in full-screen, another double-click to return
    - right-to-left support is not complete in the UI
    - On certain WM5 Smartphone/WM6 Standard devices, the dictionary is not disabled in the password field
    - Unable to type special characters on Moto Q9
    - Certain HTC devices with TouchFLO will force Opera back to portrait mode if visiting home screen when Opera is in landscape
    - Some input method editors are known not to work well with Opera because they do not comply with Microsoft's SIP and/or IME standard. When such an editor is detected by Opera, Opera will use a known (default) input method instead. An exception is EzInput v1.5, where the phone keypad and compact QWERTY, ABC mode doesn't work, but the rest of the modes work fine. We recommend upgrading to EzInput v2.0 to avoid this."

    http://www.opera.com/mobile/



    edit: i can confirm that i can watch youtube videos in the browser on my omnia
  2. kareljack

    kareljack Active Member

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    Even though you beat me it as far as posting this, I'm still gonna thank you.. ;-)
    <mumbles>you quick typing bastard, taking away my glory..</mumbles>
  3. chris

    chris Administrator Staff Member

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    And a video preview...

  4. blackmeto

    blackmeto Active Member

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    lol @kareljack
    Sorry i was just too excited to wait
    and thanks for the vid chris!
  5. brickman

    brickman New Member

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    Hopefully an opera mini beta with keypad support isnt too far away.
  6. manbat

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    Just install on my Q9m/c......Appears to be working...little slow though. Non-touch screens do work now!!
  7. kareljack

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    GEEZ..WTF!!! I keep getting network errors. I like how it renders pages - that's when it actually connects to something..but these constant network errors are making this just as unusable as the previous versions.
    DAMMIT!!
  8. manbat

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    I kept getting the network errors.....did a reinstall and they went away.......I am having trouble signing in on sites though....
  9. brickman

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    Worked ok all day now im getting this network error now!Even reinstalling it doesnt work!.If it loads a site it suddenly goes back to the start page.Think this beta needed some more testing before they released it! :-(
  10. kareljack

    kareljack Active Member

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    I got rid of the network error, but now encountering another issue where it randomly crashes and exits.
    It's a shame... I like how it renders pages. If only it were as responsive and stable on my Q as Opera Mobile 8.65. Also wish the settings had more features. Hopefully the next release will address and improve upon these issues.
  11. cbusguy23

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  12. sassyboy2412

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    Hope it will work in Q9h

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