Opera Software will release Opera 9 on Tuesday and this new version of their web browser fill feature a BitTorrent client and other things like a widgets feature.
The BitTorrent file sharing protocol was first tested by the company in a technical preview of Opera 8.02 and now becomes a standard component in the browser. Opera said that "positive user feedback and further testing" has prompted it to "maintain" BitTorrent in the upcoming browser version 9.
Users will be able to use the BitTorrent search directly from the browser interface, similar like general search engines such as Google can be accessed today. While BitTorrent users need a separate download application for files today, Opera said that its integrated Transfer Manager can handle downloads much like FTP transfers.