12 May 2014

Opera 21 Released with ‘Aura’ Browser-wide Hardware Acceleration Tech

Author: ronniedum | Filed under: About, aura, blink, chromium, hardware acceleration, News, opera 21

Browser vendor says Aura enables a better, more responsive experience Norwegian browser vendor Opera Software on Thursday released Opera 21 for Windows and Mac. Opera 21, the seventh iteration of the browser since it ditched the Presto browser engine in favor of the Chromium project, is the first stable build to pack the Aura hardware-accelerated graphics engine. First introduced in Chrome OS in 2012,  the Aura hardware-accelerated graphics engine, as Opera pointed out in a  blog post Thursday, makes it possible to “hardware-accelerate the entire browser, including the user interface.” However, Aura is only limited to the Windows version of Opera, with the Mac version relying instead on Apple’s Core Animation technology for its hardware accelerated mojo.

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Opera 21 Released with ‘Aura’ Browser-wide Hardware Acceleration Tech

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