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Opera Touch is Renamed to Opera on iOS

Posted March 22, 2021 | Android | iOS | Mobile | Opera | Opera Touch | Web browsers | Windows


Three years after its initial release, the Opera Touch mobile web browser is being rebranded to Opera, but only on the iPhone.

“Starting today, Opera Touch becomes Opera on iOS,” Opera’s Alejandro Viquez writes. “Now more than ever, people need a unified browsing experience that logically connects all their platforms—iOS, Android, PCs, and laptops. Opera does exactly that, providing iOS users with a faster, safer, and more integrated browsing experience on all devices.”

Opera Touch first launched on Android in April 2018, with the iPhone version arriving about six months later. It was originally designed as a “new kind of web experience” specifically designed for mobile, but it has been offered alongside a separate mobile browser called Opera Browser on Android. Meanwhile, Opera Touch has been the only mobile browser from Opera on the iPhone. So starting today, it has been renamed to the simpler Opera.

There are some small visual changes, but I don’t believe Opera for iOS has any new features.

As for Android, it appears that Opera will continue to offer both Opera Touch and Opera Browser.

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