Nokia Updates Browser for Series 40 Phones
Nokia today made Nokia Browser 2.0 available to all devices running its Series 40 platform, including its new Asha-branded handsets. The browser is proxy-based, and compresses data by as much as 90% to help those using pay-by-use data services save money. It also introduces a feature called the Download Manager, which lets users control quality of downloaded images to make web browsing quicker, as well as save music, video, or pictures to a memory card. Nokia Browser 2.0 has a new user interface with faster access to bookmarks/favorites from the home page, and makes it easy to share URLs directly to Twitter of Facebook while surfing. Last, the new browser makes it easier to search for and use Web Apps. The new browser will be installed on all new Series 40 devices moving forward. It is available for direct download from the Nokia Store, and will be pushed out in the days/weeks to come via an over-the-air update.
Opera Hopes New Android Browser Will Push Growth
Opera Software today announced a wholly refreshed version of Opera Mini for Android devices. Opera gave the browser a new user interface based on Material Design, which lends the browser a more native look and feel to Android devices.
Samsung Makes Its Internet Browser Available to Most Android Phones
Samsung has made a version of its mobile browser available to non-Samsung handsets. The company has been beta testing Samsung Internet Browser on Nexus and Pixel phones since April.
Google Chrome for Android Becomes More Efficient
Google today updated its Chrome browser for Android devices with new tools to help reduce data usage, download pages for offline use, and discover more personalized content. To start, Data Saver has expanded to video.
Opera Brings Mini Browser to Windows Phone
Opera today released a beta version of its Opera Mini browser for the Windows platform. Opera Mini for Windows offers many of the app's core features, such as Speed Dial for favorites and easy-to-navigate tabs.