Norwegian web browser maker Opera has previewed the next version of the Opera browser, which will come with hardware accelerated graphics.
Modern web browser makers are scrambling to add hardware accelerated graphics to their product lines as it not only results in better graphics, but also increases the battery life and enables other features.
At the company’s Up North Web event in Oslo, Opera demonstrated the alpha version of the Opera 12 web browser.
Opera said that the upcoming web browser will come with hardware acceleration capabilities for Cascading Style Sheets, Canvas 2D which is used for drawings, for text and the WebGL 3D graphics technology, c|net (opens in new tab) reports.
Unlike hardware accelerated graphics supporting Internet Explorer 9, which only works on Windows Vista and Windows 7, Opera wants Opera 12 to run on Windows XP as well, to ensure maximum reach.