Opera One is the first major Chromium-based browser to feature a multithreaded compositor, which enables a faster and smoother interface for users. This new architecture allows Opera to differentiate itself from other Chromium-based browsers and implement new features such as Tab Islands.
Tab Islands is a feature that provides a seamless and intuitive tab management experience. It allows users to keep related tabs together in a separate island, making it easier to switch between browsing topics. Tab Islands can be created automatically or manually by grouping tabs together or by dragging and dropping tabs between islands.
The browser also features AI-based features in the browser sidebar, making it more functional and intuitive. Opera plans to become fully modular in the future, enabling the browser UI to adapt dynamically to the user’s needs.
Opera One can be downloaded as an early-access developer version from the Opera website. According to Joanna Czajka, Product Director at Opera, Opera One is the start of a series of innovations, including their own AI engine that will be available soon. She believes that Opera One is the first smart and modular product in Opera, which is prepared and excited to lead the change.