Opera is debuting a new concept browser which showcases new ways to interact with the web. The Opera Neon browser is built on the same engine as Opera and is available to preview on both Windows and Mac.
Opera Neon tries to change a lot of things about traditional browsing. It simplifies the concept of tabs and favorites and turns them into floating circular icons instead of traditional text and image. If you like some site and want to save it for later, just drag and drop its circle to the favorites area.
Opera Neon also supports snapping two sites together to view them side by side. Just drag the tab you want to snap and drop it next to the current tab.
Neon also supports video pop-out, which will allow you to keep watching a video while browsing some other site. Opera released following video showing these and some other features of Neon’s new browsing experience:
Talking about Opera Neon and his vision about the future of the web, Opera browser chief Krystian Kolondra said:
“Web browsers of today are basically from the last millennium, a time when the web was full of documents and pages. With the Opera Neon project, we want to show people our vision for the future of the web.”
Although Opera Neon is mainly a concept right now, a preview version is currently available to download from Opera’s website. It is in no way a replacement for the current version of Opera browser but it is expected that many features from Neon will eventually make their way into the stable version.