Opera Software, the developers behind the popular web browser Opera, is no more. The company has announced that they will be unveiling a new brand identity, along with a fresh new logo design to start things off. However, the change will not only bring a shift to the company's logo as the new Opera browser will also be offering a revamped look and feel.
From here on out, the company behind Opera rebrands itself by announcing its name to be simply 'Opera.' This move aims to give the company a consistent identity that reflects what the popular web is all about. "We want to enable more people, in more places, to experience what matters, when it matters most," a post from Opera Blogs reads.
Opera as a browser evolved a lot since it first released back in 1995. Today, the company serves over a billion internet users on a monthly basis, with 350 million users around the world experiencing the internet through the company's apps and services.
The 'cornerstone' of the new brand identity is the newly designed logo. The familiar upper-case red 'O' is still retained, but it now stands more than just the first letter of the company name itself. The company envisions the new logo as a portal connecting its users with what they are looking for in the internet. The three-dimensional logo symbolizes a portal that leads users what users want when going online -- more content and discoveries that are fun while saving on the data charges to get more out of life. Opera is set to help users with whatever they need online.
The first update will roll out on the Opera Mini app for iOS devices, while other platforms will have to wait for a couple of months. Opera and Opera Mini for Android, Opera Mini for Windows Phones and Opera for desktop computers are next in line after the next release cycles. Meanwhile, users can also download an Opera-themed wallpaper for both desktop and mobile devices.