Opera Touch, a new web browser with an interface designed around one-handed use, has just made its debut on Android, with an iOS version coming soon as well. According to The Verge, the browser’s clever interface makes it easier to use than other mobile browsers, and has been optimised to be used on the move by merging mobile and desktop into one.
Upon launching Opera Touch, the address bar opens up right away, ready for you to begin typing a URL or a search query. Once you’re on a website, scrolling up reveals a button at the bottom of the page which allows you to access your other tabs or to start a new one with a quick tap.
The browser also lets you push websites from your phone to your Opera desktop browser, and vice versa, with a quick “continue from computer” option that pops up like Apple’s Handoff feature for Mac and iOS.
“This is kind of just what Opera does now, though: it releases ideas every now and then for what a browser could be like. Sometimes they’re good, sometimes they’re not. And it’s not really clear that they’ve made any real impact. And since Opera isn’t particularly competitive in the browser space any more, trying out new interfaces seems like a smart enough way to get attention.”
The question however is, are these features good enough to convince people to switch from whatever browser they’re currently using to Opera? Check out the following video and let us know what you think.