Opera Discontinues 'Max' Data-Saving Service
Opera Software today said it has pulled Opera Max from the Google Play Store and will no longer update the service. Opera debuted Max in 2014 as a way for Android device users to manage and control their mobile data use. "The product had a substantially different value proposition than our browser products, and represented a different focus for Opera," explained the company in a blog post. Opera said Max will remain up and running for existing users for a while longer, but Max will eventually be shuttered entirely. Opera will inform users before it fully discontinues the service.
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 Max Adds Support for YouTube
Opera updated its Opera Max data-savings tool for Android with support for several video services. Users can now view videos hosted on YouTube and Netflix and manage how much mobile data they consume.
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.
Opera Boosts WiFi Performance of Opera Max
Opera today updated its Opera Max tool for Android devices with improved performance when surfing via WiFi. Opera Max is a data-management app meant to help users control how much wireless data they use.