Opera Mini surfs in on Samsung Gear S

Browsing on a smartwatch – that's what everyone wanted, right?
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Opera Mini is coming for the Samsung Gear S, adding internet browsing to the usual smartwatch setup.

Opera Mini is the Norwegian web giant's lightest browser, offering rendered web pages; making it ideal for smaller screens and for times when you have a poor connection.

Remember, the Samsung Gear S is a standalone device (after the initial Galaxy registering, of course), that boasts its own SIM card slot and 3G connectivity - although you will need a separate SIM card plan in order to take advantage of the untethered call and message features.

Opera Mini on the Gear S works just the same as it does on a basic smartphone; with pinch to zoom, swipe navigation, Speed Dial buttons and offline page saving all present and correct.

The Tizen-friendly web browser joins the likes of Nokia by getting in on the Samsung Gear S action (HERE maps come pre-loaded on the new smartwatch). The Korean tech giant has also teamed up with Nike to offer the popular Nike+ Running app straight out of the box.

With a 2-inch 480 x 360 display, the Gear S is certainly the most qualified smartwatch to offer a web browser although we're still not entirely sure how useful it will be. Only time will tell though - we look forward to reviewing the Samsung Gear S very soon.

In the meantime, check out our guide to the best Samsung Gear apps.

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Wareable Media Group co-CEO Paul launched Wareable with James Stables in 2014, after working for a variety of the UK's biggest and best consumer tech publications including Pocket-lint, Forbes, Electric Pig, Tech Digest, What Laptop, T3 and has been a judge for the TechRadar Awards. 

Prior to founding Wareable, and subsequently The Ambient, he was the senior editor of MSN Tech and has written for a range of publications.

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