Opera has once again decided to shake things up in the browsing world by launching a new experimental desktop browser for both Windows and Mac.

Labeled as Opera Neon, it brings modern and minimalistic design with a promise to provide superior functionality.

A Glance at Opera Neon:

One thing is evident from the first run, Neon isn’t your regular browser. It has a very different (Ubuntu Like) interface as compared to the regular Chrome, Firefox layout.

The customizable homescreen features all your favorite websites as “floating bubbles”. The background is actually your desktop wallpaper, however you won’t the desktop icons.

It re-imagines the browser tabs as bubbles on the right side and you also get the functionality of multi window. So you stack two of your favorite websites side by side.

Screen grab from Opera Neon

The media control panel┬álets you manage playback of media content that may be embedded in web pages. If you’re reading something important and want to watch a video at the same time, the pop-out can help.

You can also crop, snap and save images from the Internet to your gallery tab. All the images will be labeled with its web address so you can return to the source page later.

Is this the browser of Future?

Currently Opera Neon doesn’t offer any kind of extensions, the minimalistic layout is quite smooth and fun to explore. Although, it might not be the best idea to make it your primary browser as Opera it self calls it “concept” and experimental.

You can download it from this link and see how it suits you. Do leave your comments in the section below.