Opera Mobile and Mini Updated with Autosuggest
Opera Software today announced minor updates to both its mobile browsers. Opera Mini 6.1 and Opera Mobile 11.1 both gain new features to help reduce the amount of text entry necessary when filling out search queries. Both browsers now display search suggestions (from both Google and Yandex) as users type. Users can then select a search query before they complete typing the word to save time. The new browsers also offer better support for top-level domains, and the software will adapt to user behavior and make more appropriate suggestions over time. Opera Mini is available to devices running Java (J2ME), BlackBerry, S60, Android, and iOS. Opera Mobile is available to Android, S60, and MeeGo devices. Both versions are free.
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 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 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 Adds Video Downloader to Mini for Android
People who use Opera Mini on Android devices now have the ability to download videos directly from the browser. Opera Software updated Mini with a tool for saving videos to a phone for offline playback.