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 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.
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.
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.