Opera has announced that they’re bringing the world’s first gaming browser Opera GX to mobile and has launched its beta version on Android and iOS starting today. While the browser will release for more public in a few weeks, Opera still has provided the APK for today’s Opera GX Mobile beta launch. Just like the desktop version of the gaming-centric Opera GX browser, which offers a homepage for gaming news and deals on mobiles.
Opera GX browser features a control panel that lets the user set limits on CPU, RAM, and network bandwidth. With Opera GX Mobile, one can get information about upcoming game releases as well as deals that links to game sales directly below the browser’s search bar and speed dial. This information might be useful for those heavy into gaming, though it is believed that this space is just one big advertisement for games and their sales.
GX Corner – a unique space on Opera GX Mobile’s home screen featuring the latest gaming news, deals, and a game release calendar.
The users could choose among four themes when setting up the Opera GX browser, with the range in color from red, blue, purple, and grey. These themes lean a little into the typical gaming aesthetic and are minimal in design. Users can also choose from two browsing options from the setup screen, a standard option that allows the user to navigate like any other app and a Fast Action option that provides a few extra shortcuts in the Navigation bar that allows users to open and close their tabs quickly.
Opera GX Mobile browser also has a built-in ad-blocker, a cookie dialog blocker, and a crypto mining blocker. One most interesting feature is that you can sync the mobile browser with the desktop version, and there’s even an encrypted messaging space called Flow where you can leave yourself notes, send files, and link to anything on the web that you wish, which can all be accessed at any time once both browsers are synced and there is a 10MB file size limit to the Flow space.
In March, Opera GX had exceeded 9 million monthly active gamers across Windows and Mac. The company claims that this marks a jump of 190 percent over the previous year. The dedicated gaming browser has also grown to become the largest tech server with 285,000 members on Discord.
It is not confirmed when Opera GX Mobile will release to a wider audience on the Play Store but today’s beta launch signifies the nearing release of the same.