Opera Mobile for Android Updated with Fraud Protection
Opera Software today made a new version of its Opera Mobile browser available to the Android platform. Opera Mobile 12.1 includes several under-the-hood changes that are meant to help protect users and speed up surfing. The first is a new fraud warning that will pop up when Android smartphone owners navigate to a questionable web site. Opera Mobile 12.1 also tosses in improved support for SPDY and WebSockets, as well as CSS and HTML5. These make the browser better at talking to web servers and better at fetching web page content. Opera Mobile 12.1 is a free download from the Google Play Store.
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.
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 Mini for Windows Phone Exits Beta
Opera today said its Opera Mini web browser is now available as a stable release for Windows Phone. The browser had been available as a beta for several months.
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.