Opera Launches Redesigned Opera Mini For Android
Opera Mini, the little brother to Opera’s common cellular browser, is getting a serious makeover on Android immediately. The firm says the brand new design, which is just about consistent with the common Opera cellular browser, is supposed to offer the browser a extra native appear and feel.
In case you’re confused about why Opera presents each its common cellular browser and Opera Mini on Android, you’re in all probability not alone. The main distinction between the 2 is that Opera Mini options an all the time-on knowledge saving mode that compresses knowledge very aggressively. For probably the most half, Opera Mini manages to take action with out breaking the format of most websites, however websites will look somewhat bit sparser than traditional as a result of Opera’s proxies strips out some design parts and net fonts to save lots of bandwidth. The common Opera browser for Android additionally includes a comparable “turbo” mode, however it’s fairly a bit extra conservative in its strategy.
Opera Mini, the corporate says, can compress websites to as much as 10 % of their unique measurement. I used the newest beta of Opera Mini — which has now turn into the secure launch — for some time at present and the browser tells me my knowledge financial savings have been 88%.
The brand new Android model additionally includes a redesigned Velocity Dial, help for personal shopping and the power to customise the browser’s format for what Opera describes as “extra thumb-pleasant browsing” (although so far as I can see, this solely means you possibly can select between three totally different format modes). The browser now additionally options Opera’s Uncover feed, which highlights common tales across the net.
Opera CEO Lars Boilesen says he goals to deliver Opera’s attain on Android to 275 million customers by 2017, up from about one hundred thirty million at this time. That’s fairly aggressive, particularly given the competitors from Chrome, which additionally lately added an analogous knowledge saving mode.