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MIPS-Based Android Tablets to Support Opera Mobile Browsers

After years of successful collaboration on the TV platform, MIPS Technologies (News - Alert) and Opera have again come together, this time to extend their partnership on mobile products. Opera, the provider of Web browsers for computers, mobile phones and devices, has reportedly optimized its browser for MIPS-based Android (News - Alert) mobile devices for the first time.

MIPS and Opera will demonstrate the Opera Mobile browser running on new MIPS-Based Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" tablets during Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) (MWC) being held Feb. 27 to March 1 in Barcelona. The demonstration will be held at Opera booth (Hall 1, booth C44).

The collaboration allows the users of Android tablet or phone running on a MIPS-Based chip to use Opera Mobile browser for surfing the Web.

“Opera provides more than just browser – the company's technology provides a window to the World Wide Web, as well as web-based services and apps. With long experience in HTML5 support, Opera offers an outstanding web experience, now available on MIPS-Based mobile devices,” MIPS Vice President of Marketing Gideon Intrater noted in a statement.

The semiconductor design company MIPS Technologies is widely known for developing the MIPS architecture and a series of RISC CPU chips for digital home, networking and mobile applications.

“Opera and MIPS have collaborated on the TV platform for a long time, and now, we've decided to work together also to give people a great experience on mobile products. We invite MWC attendees to visit our booth and see the amazing result we've achieved by optimizing our browser for MIPS-based Android mobile devices for the first time,”   CEO of Opera Software (News - Alert) Lars Boilesen explained in a statement.

In other news, Opera Software announced that it will showcase a labs version of the Opera Mobile Web browser for Android, now optimized for Intel (News - Alert) architecture. This Opera Mobile Labs release will include advanced HTML5 and WebGL demos on the latest mobile devices powered by Intel chipsets.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin

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