Opera quite unexpectedly released a new version of the Mini browser. People who often stay in places where wireless Internet barely works should be interested in it.
A long time ago, when Internet packages at mobile operators were very expensive, almost every smartphone user had the Opera Mini browser installed. It was a great invention – although the browser was called conventionally. In fact, it was a client application connecting to the Opera server, which then connected to the website we selected. Why such a complication?
The server downloaded the full version of this site, then compressed its code and the graphics it contained, to then send the result of its work to the phone with Opera Mini. Instead of several hundred kilobytes per page view, as a result, we used about a dozen, allowing you to save a lot of money with little compromise.
Today, in the era of universal Internet access, hardly anyone uses Opera Mini, at least in Poland. Plain Opera for phones is a great browser, without compromising the Mini version. However, it is worth remembering that in many places around the world Internet access is still a luxury, not a standard. Including in Poland.
Opera Mini doesn’t let you forget about yourself. A new version has appeared, changing the appearance of the application thoroughly.
This is the first such thorough refreshing of Opera Mini in five years. As always, not everyone will like the new products – mainly due to the fact that the interface has basically been redesigned and you need to get used to it. However, it is worth noting that Opera Mini 50 is a bit more than just a powdered toe.
Opera has some time ago added to Mini a fast download manager, a built-in ad blocking mechanism and finally an interesting function of sharing files with other users without the need to connect to the Internet. An additional two new features have appeared in version 50.
The first is the new status bar. He will welcome us in the application, he will advise us on sites to check if he has provided relevant notifications. The second novelty is a widget showing how much data was saved using the application. It also acts as a convenient shortcut to further statistics on the consumption of the Internet package, which will help us adapt to the data package we purchased.
Opera Mini for today is available only on Android .
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