Opera Mini 7 for Android is now out at Google Play
Even though it is used by 160 million people, Opera's position on top of the mobile browser list was grabbed by the Android browser strictly on the popularity of the open source OS. Thus, Opera felt the pressure to update the browser and has added more features such as unlimited bookmarks versus the previous limit of 9.
In addition, Opera continues to claim that Opera Mini can save users money. The browser works through Opera's servers and compresses a web site before sending it to your phone. The process is faster than if your phone did all the dirty work and rendered the site itself. Opera now claims it compresses web sites by up to 90% saving you more precious time for receiving and sending data. The new version of the browser also pans around sites faster than before.
And the latest data from StatCounter shows that Opera is back on top, once again forcing the stock Android browser to eat its dust.
Opera Mini is back on top of the list of mobile browsers
2. Raziel14 (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
My data usage stats on opera mini claims I opened pages "worth" 976.2 MB of total original size and received only 104.3 MB, since I installed it, so yes, it saves money :)
3. Stuntman (Posts: 711; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Opera Mini is also very fast on my phone because Opera's servers do most of the work rendering the pages. That's the primary reason I use it on my phone that is close to a year and a half old.
The stats on my Opera Mini browser says that I save 83% of the data. I don't see anyone getting 90% on a consistent basis. Perhaps some sites or pages can be compressed to 90%, but for my use, it's 83%.
4. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
yup, if your on a light usage data plan, opera mini is the way to go. i use opera mobile for the full experience. still use it more than the others, even chrome.
5. Jyakotu (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
I use Opera as my main browser on my desktop and laptop and it's my favorite. When I used feature phones, I always downloaded Opera Mini and it made web browsing so much better. I tried many browsers since going to Android and I always seem to go back and forth between Dolphin and Opera Mobile or Mini. I always go back to the Opera browsers. In fact, as I type this, I'm using Opera Mini. When it come times for me to upgrade, I may have to stick with Android mainly because Opera Mobile or Mini aren't on the Windows Phone OS yet. But yeah, Opera is by far the best mobile web browser. So fast and it helps to save data.!
6. Goooo (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
I Have Opera Mini On My Phone And Yet I Cant Download Google Play Apps :S ???