Even though the Opera Mini browser for Windows Phone got its most recent update a couple of weeks ago, the company behind this browser has said that it currently has “no major updates planned” for its browser on Windows Phone. That’s despite the fact that Opera Mini has only been available on Microsoft’s mobile platform for less than a year.
Ruth Alflat of Opera detailed in a blog post today how they’re going about the development of Opera Mini for Windows Phone. There’s not much happening on that front right now as Alflat mentions that there are no major updates planned for the platform for the next few months.
Alflat also says that the small team that was previously working on the Opera Mini for Windows Phone app is now dedicating its time to the other apps that are available for iOS and Android. This means that some major features that were said to arrive on the Windows Phone app eventually aren’t even in development right now.
It’s mentioned in the post that even though development has been effectively halted right now it doesn’t mean that Opera won’t come back to the platform. It’s actually “hoping to review the platform later this year,” and that’s probably when it will decide whether to keep Opera Mini for Windows Phone alive or hammer the last nail in its coffin.
Opera won’t end support for the browser and it will make sure that it remains secure on the platform so Windows Phone users will continue to receive bug fixing updates for Opera Mini.