The First Web Browser for Samsung's Gear S Smartwatch Is...
Article by George Norman
On 07 Oct 2014
Gear S customers can surf the web using, drum rolls please, Opera Software’s Opera Mini. The first web browser for Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch is Opera Mini, a finger-friendly web browser that works on almost any phone and has more than 250 million monthly users around the world.

"As a lightweight but powerful browser maker, Opera has been a pioneer of making the web accessible across a huge variety of connected devices, such as the internet keyboard, the dual-screen handheld game console, VOIP phones and, now, wearable device," says Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software. "We are thrilled that Opera Mini will be the first browser for Samsung Gear S users to download. This is an exciting, new experience for smart-gear users."

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The Gear S is Samsung’s newest smart wearable device. It has a beautiful curved design, it is resistant to dust and water, it features 3G, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity, it has a built-in GPS, it lets you see and respond to important social notifications, and more. If you’re not familiar with the Gear S smartwatch, then check out this article for a detailed description.

The news is that Opera Mini is the first web browser for Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch – Opera Mini is the first web browser on a Tizen-based smartwatch.

Opera Mini comes with lots of touch-friendly features, features that will help Gear S users easily navigate the web on their smartwatch.

Opera Mini for Gear S – Main Features
  • Smart Page – displays links to the websites you visit most the most, displays suggested links by category. You can add social media networks to the Smart Page.
  • Data Compression – Opera Mini is well-known for its compression technology. Thanks to this technology, webpages can be shrunk down to as little as 10%. Thanks to this technology, webpages load faster and you use less of your data plan.
  • Speed Dial – shortcuts to your favorite websites are presented as large buttons on the Speed Dial. You can visit a webpage with a simple tap on your Gear S.
  • Private Browsing – all the traces you leave behind when surfing the web are removed.

Opera Mini is available for download for free from Samsung Galaxy Apps.

Additional information on Opera Mini is available here.




Tags: Opera Software, Opera Mini, Samsung, Gear S, smartwatch, browser
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