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. Beyond the revised UX, Opera Mini for Android has a simplified menu, an overhauled Speed Dial feature (for favorites), and a private browsing mode. Users can customize the browser's layout, and the UI scales better on larger phones and tablets. Opera updated the Discover newsfeed to make news discovery easier and made the data counter more visible. Opera Mini is a proxy-based browser, which means Opera compresses web pages on its servers before delivering them over wireless networks. This is meant to help cut down data consumption. Opera believes the new browser will help it grow its user base from 130 million users today to 275 million by 2017. Opera's browser competes with Google's Chrome, Mozilla's Firefox, and myriad other browsers.
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Opera Lets Android Users Select Compression Mode
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Opera Software's latest version of Opera Mini for the Android platform allows owners to choose from two different compression settings. The updated app includes high-compression mode, which squeezes data but leaves web page formatting intact.