How Opera Touch browser envisage the mobile web convergence

Opera Software launched a new browser, Opera Touch with a slew of clever interfaces meant to make it easier to use on mobile, touting it as the perfect browser for one-hand operations, as the concept is designed around one-handed use.

But beyond the one-handed operations, Opera Touch is quite distinct from the regular mobile browsers, with features that allow you to push websites from your mobile phone to desktop, or vice versa, so long as you’re using Opera on both platforms.

While Google Chrome also offer same functionality of continuation from computer with pop up window when you open a new tab on mobile, but Opera Touch offers a more convenient feature it calls “Flow” to make sure a site transfers over.

Once you launch opera Touch, the address bar opens up for you to begin typing a URL or a search query, with a button at the bottom of the page that you can tap to access your other tabs or to start a new one. While the Flow feature creates a feed of websites that you’ve shared from one platform to the other that you can scroll through to find exactly what you’re searching.

Also, Opera Touch includes a voice search function and allows users to scan a QR or barcode to perform a search.

Opera has indeed demonstrated some lofty browser ideas in the past of which many have been confined to oblivion, like the erstwhile Opera max, and just recently the company also announced plans to shut down its free VPN app for iOS and Android.

But just how possible is it for Opera to convince people to change from whatever browser they’re currently using; especially, the majority using Chrome on desktop to move over to Opera browser, as the tab syncing feature only works if you use Opera on both mobile and desktop?
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