Opera Intros Native Opera Mini 5.1 for Symbian
Opera Software today made a new beta version of Opera Mini available to Nokia's Symbian-based phones. Opera Mini 5.1 for Symbian is no longer based on Java, as it has been in the past. This new version was built natively for the Symbian platform, and Opera says that brings a number of performance improvements in the browser. Opera says that the browser will now launch much faster, will show faster page-load and scrolling actions, has support for all device text inout methods, has support for copy and paste, and — most significantly — allows users to choose their default access point, which negates the need for pop-up dialog boxes. The beta browse is available starting today.
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 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 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 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.