Updated Opera Web Browser for the Wii?

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  1. War
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    "Wii owners can look forward to some slightly-more-adequate web browsing real soon now if this rumored upgrade to Opera is on the money.

    Version 2.0 - as revealed to GameReactor - will feature a new button layout for the virtual navigation bar and will be Wii Speak compatible. Users will be able to use a built-in mail client to access their Wii Mail. Tabbed browsing will be supported by a floating 'tab cube' that will show thumbnails of up to 6 open tabs.

    The browser should be available for 500 Wii Points, but existing owners should be able to get a free upgrade once the app is released in December."

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  2. CockroachMan

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    Those are some nice additions.. but I still can't see a reason to use my Wii for web browsing..
     
  3. SoulAnger

    SoulAnger MENUdo's Developer

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    I've only used my opera browser once. :|
    Maybe the reason is why should you use it when you got one on your pc, all wii owners have pcs. =_="
     
  4. sjones900

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    I use mine all the time infact I'm using it right now.
     
  5. War
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    War Take it easy~

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    Personally, I don't see this useful, but I know one of my best friends will find this to be a gift from the heavens. He broke his computer, and his parents surprisingly don't want to buy him another one, so the only way to browse the internet for him is to use his Wii.
     
  6. djtaz

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    handy to have for basic stuff , but im happy with the original one for what i need it for .... what i would like is a totally blank homebrew web browser that i can set one page on using a config file, but i dont know of any that do that
     
  7. Vague Rant

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    Here's hoping there's an option for normal tabbed browsing, or that that cube nonsense works a lot better than it sounds.
     
  8. Destructobot

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    The cube looks good. Who cares if it works?
     
  9. Maikel Steneker

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    Great that they keep this updated. The tabbed browsing is a really nice addition. I hope the speed will be better as well.
     
  10. shadow1w2

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    Glad to see they are still updating the darn thing. I was afaird it was thrown out and forgotten for good.
    Hopefully Wiicade.com will fair better this time and they'll fix their controller support.
    The newest Flash version wouldn't hurt either. Cheapskates.
    Hell, updatable plugins would be nice too.

    Personally I use it now and then, its good for browsing on the TV and whenever all my other machines are tied up. The new features seem like a good addition.
    Just wish it was released sooner.

    Though it makes me wonder how a homebrew browser will look.
    Could always port Firefox xD

    Man I miss the Dreamcast.
     
  11. ZenZero

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    ditto
    its handy if you want to browse the net from ur sofa [​IMG]

    hope this is real
     
  12. santorix10

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    YouTube on a TV for me.
     
  13. Shelleeson

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    i'm here....silly.
    that's good to know the browser's really useful when you can't be arsed to walk 6 or 7 feet to the pc [​IMG]
     
  14. Banger

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    Or you could... You know connect your computer to a TV.
     
  15. Lifesnoozer

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    This is a rumor, a false one, actually.
     
  16. Vague Rant

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    I don't know where you get your misinformation, but the Adobe Flash SDK made available to developers on any nonstandard system (that is, as opposed to PC or Mac platforms) only supports up to version 7. It's neither Nintendo nor Opera's fault, but Adobe's for not making higher versions available for embedded systems.

    EDIT: If you want to read that from an official source, haavard works in the QA department over at Opera, and he wrote this blog on the issue.