Opera Mini 7 for Feature Phones Gets Smart
Opera Software today announced the availability of Opera Mini 7 for select feature phones and smartphones. The newest version of Opera's browser features something called Smart Page, which Opera describes as a one-page summary of all the news from the user's Facebook and Twitter feeds. Smart Page takes advantage of the same data compression algorithms that the browser does when seeking out and syncing social networking data, so it won't add to users' monthly bill. Opera Mini 7's Smart Page also includes suggestions for news sites to follow, as well as the option to add the feeds from oft-browsed sites. Opera Mini 7 is compatible with Java-based feature phones, Symbian S60, and BlackBerry OS.
Opera Mini for Android Puts the Kibosh On Ads
Opera today released a new version of its Opera Mini browser for Android and gave it a native ad blocker. Opera claims the ad blocker serves two purposes: 1.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
Opera Mini for Android Adds Video Boost
Opera today updated its Opera Mini browser for Android devices and added video compression to improve playback and reduce data usage. Opera says the Video Boost tool should cut down buffering times and provide smoother performance on mobile devices when streaming video over cellular networks.
Opera Ad Blocker Now Available to Android, iOS, Windows
Opera updated several of its mobile browsers today, bringing its ad blocking tool to Android, iOS, and Windows handsets. First, Opera refreshed its main Opera browser for Android.