New Opera for Android
By seaempty. Tuesday, October 11, 2011 12:18:11 PM
If knowledge is power, as the saying goes, then Opera Mini and Opera Mobile are now omnipotent when it comes to saving data. Opera Mini 6.5 and Opera Mobile 11.5 have today been released for Android devices, and have an exciting new feature which allows you to know exactly how much data you save whilst using them.
With much more importance being placed on data plans today, knowing just how much data your phone is using can be key to saving money. Opera Mini 6.5 and Opera Mobile 11.5 now both boast a dedicated page, that keeps count your savings. Concerned about roaming data? Never fear, as Opera Mini and Opera Mobile now make excess charges the least of your worries when abroad! Not only can you access the total amount of data saved, you can specify a time period to monitor!
To get these savings, Opera Mini and Opera Mobile use cloud-assisted browsing, which reduces the size of webpages by up to 90%. It means you get a faster, cheaper, and better web experience… all for free! In a delicious quote, Lars Boilesen, Opera CEO states that “If the really slow network you are on is butter, Opera Mini is a hot knife”. It really is true, and Opera Mini has often come to my rescue, greasing the gears when the network grinds to a halt.
Opera Mini 6.5 and Opera Mobile 11.5 have a few more tricks up their sleeves. Better integration with Android, with new features such as bookmark importing and direct shortcuts. Opera Mobile also gets inline video for Honeycomb, an updated Presto rendering engine, better network performance, more HTML5 support, and less memory usage.
If you haven't tried Opera Mini or Opera Mobile yet, hopefully you’ve now run out of excuses. Get Opera Mini 6.5 and Opera Mobile 11.5 now, for free, in the Android Market or at m.opera.com. Try out the new features, and let us know what you think!