Opera Mobile 12 for x86 architectures

By Chris Mills


At the Intel Developer Forum in September 2011, Opera unveiled a first demo build of Opera Mobile for Android running on an Intel Oak Trail-powered (Atom Z670) Green Ridge tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich OS installed. This marked the first public viewing of a native Android application running on x86 architecture.

View a video demo of Opera's Phillip Grønvold demonstrating Opera Mobile on x86 Android.

Introducing Opera Mobile 12 for x86 Android devices

We are now proud to release our experimental x86 Android build of Opera Mobile publicly. This has most of the features of our regular Android Opera Mobile, including:

  • Leading support for modern web standards, such as
    • A comprehensive set of CSS3 and HTML5 features
    • WebGL
    • getUserMedia
    • Device APIs
  • No checker-boarding effect
  • Butter smooth scrolling


To install this experimental Opera 12 build, browse your x86 Android device to Opera 12 for x86 Android devices.

Chris Mills is a web technologist, open standards evangelist and education agitator, currently working at Opera Software in the developer relations team. He spends most of his time writing articles about web standards for dev.opera.com and other publications (such as .net mag and A List Apart), giving talks at universities and industry conferences, and lobbying universities to improve their web education courses. He believes that education is the answer to everything, but in particular he is passionate about using education to improve the overall content quality, accessibility, usability and future-viability of the Web.

He is the creator of the Opera Web standards curriculum, contributor to the WaSP InterACT project, and coauthor of InterACT with web standards: A Holistic Approach to Web Design. In August 2011, he also accepted the position of co-chair of the newly-formed Web Education Community Group.

Outside work he is a heavy metal drummer, proud father of three and lover of good beer.

This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.


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    Khaled Khalil

    Sunday, April 29, 2012

    Is it possible to install it on a regular Linux desktop, Linux mint for example ?
    Or does it depend on libraries only available on Android ?
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    Thursday, June 14, 2012

    Yah, could also work on mobile devices?

    Just like the android mobiles.


    Jue Bulb.
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    Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    I could install this app into a real x86 Android device, but I got this error when trying to install this app into x86 Android emulator (ICS).
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    Sunday, September 16, 2012

    Hi, First things first, im running Android 4.0.4 on an EeePC 701 (Celeron @ 630 Mhz) 1 GB RAM, its running pretty fast and smooth,.
    Im able to download and install Opera Mobile, but when I try to run it, it show a white screen with Opera Mobile logo and then it closes. How can I help you?
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    nice ...it.... ok on acer d260 with ics 4.04 rc2
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    Friday, December 14, 2012

    Thats getting opera on razr i from zero to hero!
    Thank you for the outstanding work and keep going with it!
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    Jane Derleenka

    Friday, March 8, 2013

    Opera is the best folks.
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