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Opera 55 Stable for Android is out: here is what is new

Opera Software released a new stable version of the web browser on December 5, 2019. The new Opera 55 web browser for Android devices includes a new Night Mode and improved keyboard dimming functionality.

The new version of the mobile web browser should be offered to Android users soon via Play Store updates. It may also be downloaded from Google Play (and other sources) manually.

The major new feature of Opera 55 for Android is the browser's redesigned Night Mode. It is disabled by default but may be activated with a tap on the Opera icon and the toggling of Night Mode in the menu.

opera 55 night mode

You may customize Night Mode functionality in the browser's settings. Just tap on Night Mode there to open the configuration page. There you find the following options in Opera 55:

  • Change the color temperature to alter blue light emission.
  • Change the dimming.
  • Toggle the use of the dark theme.
  • Enable dark web pages. The feature enables a dark theme for sites that don't support dark themes by default.
  • Enable the new dim keyboard feature; this requires an additional permission as the browser uses an overlay to dim the keyboard on the device.
  • Schedule Night Mode so that it is enabled during a specific period, e.g. from sunset to sunrise or custom period.

With Night Mode enabled, Opera for Android will display webpages that are opened in the mobile browser accordingly. It makes sense to use Night Mode together with Dark Mode on the deice and the extra dark web page and dim keyboard modes.

All taken together paint the entire screen in darker colors that may make the whole experience more enjoyable in the morning and at night, and may also improve sleep.

Opera Software calls it Super Dark Mode when all Night Mode features are enabled. The browser takes care of the UI, webpages, and keyboard that may be displayed when it is active.

Now You: do you prefer regular or dark modes?

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  1. akg said on December 5, 2019 at 9:46 am
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    typo opera 65 not 55,
    btw i prefer dark mode while working at night.

    1. someone said on December 5, 2019 at 10:35 am
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      Nope, Android is v55.

    2. ShintoPlasm said on December 5, 2019 at 10:39 am
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      @akg: This is version 55 for Android, not 65 for desktop.

      @Martin: Probably a good idea to change the title to ‘Opera 55 Stable for Android is out”?

      1. akg said on December 5, 2019 at 10:57 am
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        @ShintoPlasm: Thanks for correcting me,i thought they follow the same version no on all platforms.

  2. Bobo said on December 5, 2019 at 9:54 am
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    55? Sure about that?

  3. Paul(us) said on December 5, 2019 at 10:54 am
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    95 percent of the websites like Ghacks.net I do not prefer in dark mode on day time.
    40 percent of the websites I like when main eyes are getting tired at night in rooms where the light is not bright, (well proportionate (Lighting the room) over the room), I like dark mode.
    Those are mostly websites where the font is small and there using like a lightly dark green background, with black lettering. Or any outer not well thought of background and lettering.

    1. Anon said on December 6, 2019 at 8:25 am
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      @Paul(us) How many pair of eyes have you got?

  4. leland said on December 5, 2019 at 10:44 pm
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    I know many do not like Dark mode but I do. I have been using the beta with dark mode for over a year now. Thanks for the update on the settings; that was something I hadn’t found yet.

  5. Michael K said on December 6, 2019 at 1:10 am
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    Doesn’t Chinese ownership/control make Opera suspect in all privacy- & security-related respects?

    1. semper liber said on December 23, 2019 at 2:06 am
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      @Michael K

      If you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to worry about.

      Work, consume, obey, be happy.

  6. John Fenderson said on December 6, 2019 at 1:46 am
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    I dislike dark modes. Light all the way, baby!

  7. Allwynd said on December 7, 2019 at 12:37 am
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    They should add a stronger adblocker and a popup blocker… The browser is unusable on many TV series streaming websites because of that. But the desktop browser is hands down the best for me and the only one I use.

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