Jan 6th, 2011

We’ve caught up with Opera to get our own up-close and personal look at the newly-teased Opera for Tablets. The teaser video posted the other day left a lot to be desired – essentially, it was just a bigger version of Opera Mobile, but with a slightly different user interface.

We’ve learned more though: what sets Opera for Tablets apart from Opera Mobile is that it’ll come with Adobe Flash support from jump street. That’s pretty cool as it’s the one feature everyone is missing from Opera Mobile. They’ve confirmed that the Mobile product will be getting flash support, but they weren’t keen on saying when.

They also weren’t keen on shedding details regarding hardware acceleration support, but they’ve confirmed it’s still planned for the final release. (Remember that this is all in beta still, folks.)

That wasn’t the most interesting thing at the table, though: Opera’s creating a version of their browser for televisions. They’ve sent their products to all of the world’s popular OEMs for inclusion consideration with all of the internet connected TVs that have been announced today. Naturally, I asked if Google TV would be getting the app – not right now, they said. But he left room for future endeavors in that regard, so our fingers are crossed.

“VERY soon” is all we could muster up as far as any time frame goes, and if history is anything to go by, they’ll be sticking to their word. Check the video demo out below. (NOTE: This is running on the tablet version of Windows 7. They elected not to show it on the Samsung Galaxy Tab due to a horrid WiFi connection.)