Opera 33 arrives with new branding

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Opera FINAL 33 has shipped, complete with its brand new identity.

This isn’t just about a new icon. No, really. It’s three: a wireframe icon for the developer build, a partially painted version for betas, and a full 3D O for the final release, in Opera’s signature red.

It’s also a symbol, the company explained last month, representing "a portal quickly connecting you with what you’re looking for on the web".

More practical enhancements include Opera Turbo’s Turbo 2 compression, which should improve site compatibility and deliver better performance when streaming videos.

The Handlers settings dialog enables users to assign which sites handle specific protocol types.

The Linux build can now detect and use the chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra package to support H264, MP3 and other media codecs.

There are also a few bug fixes, including one for Mac where Opera might crash on launch when the bookmark bar was enabled.

Opera FINAL 33 is available now as a freeware download for Windows, Mac and Linux.

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