Opera 9.5 SDK for Devices was released today. The latest release includes a new beta visual effects layer for fluid transitions, panning, zooming, and interactivity. Opera 9.5 SDK will also include an improved evaluation kit that allow device manufacturers to quickly experience the potential of a product aimed to deliver the latest end-user experiences for Internet browsing, Web applications, and Web-based user interfaces.
Beta versions of a new visual effects layer and Opera Zoom will enable trendy, effect-rich usability, with fluid zooming, transitions and panning, to a full range of devices. To speed benchmarking, evaluation and time-to-market, the 9.5 release also introduces a bundled Flash plug-in demo and set of standard Opera Widgets(TM), such as calendar, news reader and calculator. In addition, Opera 9.5 SDK significantly improves web page rendering performance over its predecessor, resulting in a speedier start-up and more enjoyable browsing experience.
Other upgrades in the Opera 9.5 SDK include improved management of Widget states and download, extended APIs for password, certificate, cookie, session and plug-in management, as well as built-in site patching support.
More info: Opera for Devices