Opera Mobile Emulator 12 now available

Opera Mobile 12 was launched recently for the Google Android platform.

And Opera Software has updated their mobile emulator to add the new features in that edition.

Opera Mobile Emulator 12 is now available for you to test your websites on your desktops.

The app works on all the three major platforms: Windows, Mac and Linux.

Opera Mobile Emulator 12 now available

Opera spoke about the update:

If you haven’t used it yet, the Opera Mobile Emulator is a version of Opera Mobile that runs on your Windows, Mac or Linux machine, and this without having to install any complex SDKs or the like. Upon launch, you’ll get a handy Profile panel with various size, pixel density, orientation and UI options, from which you can spawn different Opera Mobile instances for developing or testing your site — or for simply browsing the web! Using Opera Dragonfly’s remote debugging capabilities, you can also inspect the inner workings of your site on mobile, and finetune your CSS and JavaScript.

New features:

As this release goes hand in hand with Opera Mobile 12, we have upgraded the Presto rendering engine to Presto/2.10.254.
We’ve added a -displayzoom argument, which you can use to display the full browser window at a percentage of its original size. This is useful when the Opera Mobile instance you spawn has a larger height than the height of your computer and you want to make it fit: e.g. the HTC Desire profile triggers Opera Mobile to have a size of 480×800px, but my MacBook Pro’s dock and menu bar reduces this to be 480×702px, distorting the profile’s proportions. By using -displayzoom 80, the browser is rendered at 384×640px (preserving the aspect ratio), but the browser still behaves as if it was 480×800px.
You can now use again pinch gestures on your Mac trackpad to zoom in and out.
Support for a number of common desktop shortcuts: tab and shift+tab to navigate between form elements, backspace to go to the previous page, ctrl/cmd+a to select all text in an input field, etc.
Updated profiles in the launcher.
Various bug fixes.

The company warns that some features do not work inside the emulator like video, audio and getUserMedia.

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