The Norwegian browser firm has rolled out a new version of Opera Mini for iOS, taking advantage of technology that came in with its Skyfire purchase last year.
Opera Mini has been used on 2-inch screens before, but not on smartwatches — until now.
The 64-bit system-on-a-chip (SoC) products will help users, most likely in emerging markets, save money on data without needing to install anything.
Just because it’s not a smartphone doesn’t mean it’s dumb. Norway’s Opera is bringing increasingly advanced functionality to its most low-end Mini browser, with version 4.5 boasting a privacy mode and download manager.
Last time someone was rumored to be interested in buying Opera, the Norwegian browser-maker’s founder voiced his displeasure. But now he’s reduced his holding and could no longer block a sale.
Six years after Norway’s Opera put out its compression-happy Mini browser for internet-capable phones, growth continues to accelerate. This should serve as a barometer for those designing services aimed at emerging markets.
The Google Nexus tablet rumor is closer to reality with reports that Google will sell hardware from Asus and Samsung directly to consumers. The stylus isn’t holding back Samsung’s Galaxy Note; it passed 5 million sales. And Opera Mini can save on your data plan usage.
Opera released updated versions of its Opera Mini and Opera Mobile browsers for Google Android devices on Tuesday. The new software includes a mobile broadband meter showing how much data has been used for browsing. Will device owners give up browsing preferences for less data usage?
Opera released its Opera Mini 5.1 browser for Android handsets bringing several great features, including a new pinch-to-zoom function. The experience lags slightly behind native browsers, but those on limited data plans will want to load it up, as Opera’s data compression can save you money.
Opera says the iPhone is the most used device for its Opera Mini browser in the U.S. But the monthly page view numbers don’t support that data. Weigh in on our poll so we can see how many of you are really using Opera Mini.