Opera Intros Opera Mini Next, Offers Opera Mobile 12
Opera Software today announced Opera Mini Next, a new version of its browser for feature phones and smartphones. Opera Mini Next adds something called Smart Page, which will be added to the Speed Dial shortcuts that are built into Opera Mini. Smart Page will give feature phones "smarter access to social networks, the latest news, and more" by adding Facebook and Twitter integration to the Opera Mini landing page. This feature is being previewed and won't launch fully until later this year. At the same time, Opera has released an updated version of Opera Mini for Android smartphones and promises smoother browsing. Last, Opera also released a final build of Opera Mobile 12 that adds WebGL on Android phones; Ragnarök, Opera's HTML5 parser support; support for camera use in the browser; and more customization tools in the Speed Dial settings. It is available in the Android Market starting today.
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 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 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 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.