Opera 11.50 introduces a new and novel type of browser extension: Speed Dial extensions. Instead of handy thumbnails and links to your top sites, you can embed your Speed Dial with extensions that keep you updated—instantly—on what is happening around the Web. Take weather updates, for example. Why click through to a website when you can get the current conditions live at a glance? Or, why not be the first to know the hot news of the day just by opening a new tab? Opera thinks Speed Dial extensions are a smarter way of getting to the content you want and need.
But don't take it only from them:
Read It Later's Speed Dial extension suggests an article to read from your reading list.
Webdoc, a new way to mix media of any kind, developed a Speed Dial extension that allows you to create interactive web posts in a few clicks.
The Hype Machine, a popular music service that tracks emerging artists on blogs, made a Speed Dial extension that features the most popular tracks of the moment, giving you an easy way to stay on top.
With StockTwits you can share real-time information and ideas about stocks. Using their Speed Dial extension you'll get instant access to a passionate community to see which stocks are trending right now.
Now, Opera Link supports passwords, so you can synchronize your website passwords—securely—with other Opera browsers. It's perfect for checking Facebook quickly when you're supposed to be working.
Sleek, now sleeker
Opera 11.50 sports a new design that's even more streamlined and lightweight than our previous look.
Under the hood
We fixed thousands of bugs and upgraded to our newest core rendering engine. Along the way, we also tweaked our software graphics engine with faster CSS and SVG rendering. What does that mean to you? Opera 11.50 is the fastest and most stable Opera browser ever.
Goodies for developers
Eager to get your hands dirty with all of the new stuff in HTML5? We've got you covered. Opera 11.50 adds Session History and Navigation, the W3C File API, classlist and the <time> element to our already advanced HTML5 support.
Opera took some pictures to prove they worked long and hard to bring you the best Opera browser yet: http://my.opera.com/chooseopera/blog/2011/06/27/brains-in-action.