A Chinese consortium of internet companies has failed to acquire Opera over lack of regulatory approval, according to Reuters. The Norwegian software maker has renegotiated with the consortium for the sale of its browser business for $600 million.
The consortium made a $1.2 billion bid to fully acquire Opera in February, and the move was approved by its shareholders in the month of May. With the deal falling through at the regulatory level, Opera is now selling its desktop and mobile browser business. The Chinese group comprised of mobile game distributor Kunlun and security firm Qihoo, along with investment funds Golden Brick and Yonglian.
The Galaxy Watch 4 continues to prove to be the smoothest and most capable Android smartwatch to date, but the app experience is still lagging. My father golfed with my Galaxy Watch 4, and it only highlighted the divide.
These new phones aren't cheap. The new iPhone 13 Pro Max with 1TB of storage is priced at $1,599. That's nearly the same price as the Samsung Z Fold 3 with 256GB of storage, priced at $1,799. So instead of buying those things, here's a list of all the things you could buy.
Whether in the shape of a smaller footprint or a foldable form factor, two of the smartphone industry's giants see value in smaller phones. I think it's time for Google to give us a more petite Pixel again, perhaps with the 6a series?
A microSD card makes it easy to move your files, photos, and music from device to device without having to rely on steady Wi-Fi or costly data. It also helps if you like to load your phone with apps. These are the best microSD cards you can buy for an Android device.