In 2019, Opera launched a desktop browser for gamers to differentiate themselves from Google Chrome. In the following months and years, it reinforced Opera GX with customization options including Razor’s chroma lighting effects.
Regarding expansion, Opera is now rolling out its gaming browser to mobile. The company is beta-testing Opera GX on iOS and Android from today, with plans for a public launch in a few weeks.
In January, the browser maker doubled down on gaming by acquiring Yoyo Games, the British company behind game development platform Gamemaker Studio 2.
By targeting a niche on a larger scale, opera may have created a recipe for success. A formula that can help it flourish in the shadow of Google Chrome. By March, Opera GX had surpassed nine million monthly active gamers on Windows and Mac.
So what makes it different from regular browsers? For starters, Opera GX has a control panel that lets you set limits on CPU, RAM and network bandwidth.
Mobile users can also use the fast action button to quickly access functions such as search and open and close tabs. The button also uses vibration and haptic feedback, exporting elements from the gaming world.
According to the company, this is 190% higher than the previous year. The dedicated gaming browser has also become the largest technology server on Discord, with 285,000 members.
You can also sync the mobile browser with the desktop version by scanning the QR code. By doing this, you will be able to transfer up to 10MB of files, links, YouTube videos, photos and various almanacs. Additional features include a built-in ad blocker and security measures from crypto-miners.