Opera One Browser: What Can AI Do for You?

The browser battle for the throne seems to be escalating, with both Microsoft and Google focusing on AI capabilities and integration. However, what was once considered an underdog is slowly but steadily paving the way to becoming a serious competitor.

Opera, the company that has established itself as a specialized vendor for browsers, is releasing Opera One browser. It is a complete redesign and might eventually replace the current browser. The new version does not only have a slicker look but is equipped with technological underpinnings that will enable implementation of generative AI features and extensions in the future.

The company is also promising that the novel “multithreaded compositor” will enhance browser performance, allowing Opera One to exploit the multicore capacities of modern computers. Currently, the browser is in early developer mode, and both developers and everyday users can check it out. The release is scheduled for later this year for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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Tab Islands 

Art generators and chatbots such as ChatGPT are the first to spring to mind upon mentioning artificial intelligence. However, in the case of Opera One, those are so-called Tab Islands – the browser’s standout feature. Grouping tabs is nothing new; but with the new Opera One browser, they are grouped and rearranged by AI in Tab Islands. 

Provided that it functions properly, the new feature seems to be quite promising and helpful. But what does Tab Islands mean for an everyday user? 

This brand-new feature, which is the first example of the novel Opera One modular design, intelligently combines tabs together. For instance, if you’re exploring restaurants, hotels, or activities to do on a vacation and open multiple tabs to check out different locations, the browser will automatically organize these tabs in a tab Island.  

Every Tab Island will pop out as an individual row or column of tabs isolated from others. Additionally, the functionality will be able to grasp how you work, then group various Google Docs or other tabs you require for work in a separate tab island. 

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The main idea behind such a move is to eliminate confusion and facilitate switching between tasks, be it for work or personal purposes. In the studies it carried out, Opera discovered that users tend to get overwhelmed by tons of tabs they open and want a browser to do more for them. Tab Island is Opera’s response to the problem.  

As Opera explained, the final result is a browser with a clearer, more decluttered look with a lot of room for upcoming AI-based features and extensions.   

AI content creation tool support 

The existing version of Opera browser already supports AI content creation tools such as ChatGPT and ChatSonic. But as more AI capabilities hit the market, the ovel modular design will enable adding more AI features and capabilities.  

Opera One will function more like contemporary games and apps on the inside. All current microprocessors involve several cores and threads of instructions. This allows them to do multiple tasks concurrently.  

Older applications were single-threaded and carried out each operation sequentially. Opera will be able to divide up tasks among your processor’s cores and threads thanks to its multithreaded compositor, thus enhancing overall performance. 

Opera One is available for download but for personal use only. It is not intended to be used in production environments. The company plans to make its UI even more user-friendly and intuitive, as well as to iterate on it quickly.  

How to install Opera One 

As already mentioned, Opera One is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. To download and install it, it, just follow these straightforward steps listed below. 

  • Go to the Opera One website. 
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Download Now button. 
  • Wait for the web installer to download. 
  • Run the installer and let it complete the installation.  
  • Enjoy the new browser. 

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