Opera 10.60 Already Out Of Beta, Promises Speedier Web Browsing From The Desktop

A mere two weeks after releasing the beta version, Opera Software has just announced that Opera 10.60 is now available in its final iteration.

The desktop browser client, as mentioned in our earlier post, comes with geolocation (see an interactive map with downloads of the Opera browser in real time here), a fresh UI, WebM support for HTML5 video and speed improvements.

In fact, with the final version of Opera 10.60, the browser scores more than 50 percent faster than its predecessor, the company claims.

This should translate into a faster browsing experience for users on JavaScript-heavy sites like Gmail and Facebook, so it shouldn’t be too hard to do some rudimentary speed testing to see how it stacks up against the likes of Chrome, Firefox and IE.

Give it a whirl and tell us what you think.