Opera to Turbo-Charge Mobile Browsing
Today Opera Software announced a new product that is meant to reduce data congestion and speed up browsing from the desktop as well as the mobile phone. According to Opera, Turbo is meant for network operators and handset manufacturers to deploy, it is not something that will be downloaded by end users. It uses Opera's latest compression techniques and server-side optimization solutions to reduce the size of web sites without transcoding them. It will support web technologies such as Ajax and Flash. Opera says that Turbo will work across Opera Desktop, Opera Mobile and Opera Devices SDK, and will result in improved browsing speeds even for entry-level handsets. The reduction in web site size will lead to less congestion on networks, and reduce wireless data charges.
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 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 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 Boosts Coast Browser for iOS
Opera Software today made an updated version of its Coast browser available to Apple's iOS devices, including the iPhone. The primary new feature is Opera's video boost technology, which uses Opera's Rocket Optimizer engine to smooth out video playback.