You think that is real text you are looking at?
By Espen André ØverdahlEspenAO. Thursday, April 15, 2010 7:54:40 AM
In the most recent Opera Mini review by ars technica, Lachlan Hunt (Opera employee) wrote a comment with some answers how Opera Mini works. They help clarify a few questions we've seen following the release of Opera Mini in the App Store.
Text looks garbled when zoomed out
The reason you can't read the text whem zoomed out is because that's not real text. It's essentially a graphic designed to simulate where the text appears on the page. You have to keep in mind that the zoomed out mode is designed for feature phones and other smart phones that don't have screens as large as the iPhone. The fact that this design doesn't work so well on phones like the iPhone is a known issue, but I can't say what may be done to resolve it in the future.
Double-tapping to zoom shows unpredictable behavior
Also, zooming in only requires a single tap. While double tapping works, this is unnecessary. Single tap to zoom in, two-finger tap to zoom back out.
Concerns about security and privacy
But there is an advantage here that may not be so obvious. The connection from the phone to the Opera Mini servers is always encrypted. This is incredibly useful when accessing the net over a public wifi connection.
Do you have any other questions or comments about Opera Mini? Please let us know as a comment and we'll do our best to answer them. Also, feel free to send this article to any of your iPhone buddies.