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Opera Touch is a new mobile browser optimized for one-handed use

Opera Touch browser for Android (Source: Opera Blogs)
Opera Touch browser for Android (Source: Opera Blogs)
Opera Touch is a new mobile browser from Opera Software that is only available for Android now, but an iOS version will arrive later this year as well. Its main highlight is Flow, a feature that syncs the desktop Opera browser with Opera Touch without requiring logins or authentication.

Developed under the project codename R2, Opera Touch is now official as a new mobile browser which focuses on making one-handed use as easy as possible. This piece of code also introduces a feature that Opera Software called "Flow" which allows the user to easily sync links, images, videos or notes between Touch and the desktop Opera browser. 

Those who were already using Opera on a PC should update the browser to take advantage of the Flow feature. Once the update is complete and Opera Touch is running, all the user needs to do is scan the unique QR code displayed in the computer browser with the mobile app. The connection between the two apps is end-to-end encrypted and safe, and once it has been established, whenever a new item is added to Flow on a device, the other one instantly shows it.

In addition to the Flow feature, Opera Touch also comes with voice search support and a fast action button (FAB) that provides quick access to the most recent tabs and search features. 

Opera Touch requires Android 5.0 Lollipop and an iOS version should arrive soon as well. The Android version has been rated by more than 700 users on Google Play already, but its score of 3.8/5 stars does not reflect the quality of the app, since many of those who gave it a low rating did not understand Opera Software's approach to web browsing. However, some suggestions should be turned into features in the future, since support for bookmarks and a Private Mode are welcome in any mobile browser.

To get a better idea about this new mobile browser, you should install it and take it for a spin. Sadly, iPhone users can't do it right away, because the iOS version of Opera Touch is not ready to hit the market yet. However, anyone can take a quick look at the movies below without having to install anything. At last, please spare a few minutes of your precious time to drop a comment below and let us know what you think of Opera Touch.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-04-25 (Update: 2018-04-25)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.