Opera launches in Zulu, Swahili

2011-06-28 13:34

Cape Town - The Opera browser is available in four additional languages with the latest upgrade.

On Tuesday, the company released its latest version of the desktop browser, Opera 11.50 with Swahili and Zulu for the first time. It also includes Bengali and Punjabi in the version, codenamed Swordfish.

The Opera browser commands a small share of the desktop market, but on feature cellphones, it is the dominant browser.

In keeping with the trend of social media expansion, Opera Swordfish has several social network plug-ins that include Speed Dial extensions that allows users to connect to content of interest.

"Instead of handy thumbnails and links to your top sites, you can embed your speed dial with extensions that keep you updated - instantly - on what is happening around the web," the company said.


This reflects the trend in mobile devices where applications aggregate content and Opera believes that this trend will continue.

"The good news is, no matter what browser you choose, you'll get something like this - eventually," said Jan Standal, VP of Desktop Products, Opera Software.

The company said it has also improved the browser for developers with support for HTML5.

Opera is a free download from the website and is compatible with most major operating systems.

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