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Opera, the Norwegian browser maker acquired last year by a Chinese investment consortium, on Thursday introduced the browser; The Opera Neon Concept Browser. Opera Neon is built on the same (Chromium-based) core as the regular version of Opera, but is drastically different in terms of user interface and features.

It is a concept browser – an experimental browser that envisions the future of web browsers similar to the way concept cars predict the future of automobiles. Like the Opera browser, Opera Neon is built on top of the Blink engine, but unlike any other browser, Opera Neon has been built from scratch to bring you cool effects and animations without slowing down your experience.

What’s fun & fresh in Neon?

Opera Neon is packed with fun ways to interact with web content, including the ability to drag and push things around and to even pop content out of the web and save it.

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Here are some new features you won’t have seen in a browser before:

  • A new start page that uses your desktop wallpaper as its background.
  • A sidebar with its own video player, image gallery and download manager.
  • A vertical, visual tab bar on the right side of the browser window that makes it easier to distinguish between tabs.

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  • An intelligent system that automatically manages your tabs. Like gravity, frequently used tabs will float to the top, while less important tabs will sink to the bottom.
  • A completely new omnibox that supports top search engines and open search.

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  • Video pop-out, which lets you play videos while you browse other web pages.

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  • Snap-to-gallery lets you snapshot and crop any part of a webpage and save it to the gallery for later.

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  • Split screen mode lets you seamlessly view and interact with two pages at once.

Download Opera Neon

Opera Neon is now available for Mac and Windows at www.opera.com/neon

P.S. It is yet to be available fo Linux platform.

The future will be here sooner than you expect!!

Happy Browsing and please do share this blog post to make people aware of this new browser.  🙂

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