Updated Opera browsers to show off mobile payments and social networks at Barcelona
save some money on data charges. Opera Mobile uses the phone's own software and hardware to render pages. Sites as still compressed to improve loading times and cut bandwidth use by as much as 80%.
Speaking of MWC 2012, we will be in Barcelona to bring you the most complete and up-to-date coverage. This year's expo begins on February 27th, so set your calendar accordingly.
1. Twitch016 (Posts: 23; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)
It's hard to beat Opera's quick loading times and amazing tabs system. I haven't played with Chrome for Mobile or ICS stock browser, but as a long-time Opera Mini user it'd be hard to ever let go of some of its features.
3. DKMDROID (Posts: 103; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)
lol me2 I think a major update has been long awaited due to the fact that opera mini is so popular
4. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)
i have both mobile and mini version on my N8 with belle. The mobile version is so smooth and easy to use. I prefer it to the mini version, though both are pretty good.
5. lukasound (Posts: 152; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
Opera Mobile is awesome, tried them all and sticking with Opera... I also use it as my desktop browser... It has yet to fail me where other browsers have...
Why do you guys still use Mini? Do you have small screens? Or a small data plan?
7. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
well, i use it because Opera mobile takes ages to shut down/open up, and also crashes sometimes on my phone.
Opera mini otoh, is a fast, reliable little thingie. It does the trick when simple browsing is all you need.
6. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I also tried them all, but keep coming back to Opera mobile.. by far the best UI, simple, efficient, beautiful and intuitive, with perfect tab system.
Once the sites are loaded, it also offers the smoothest and most responsive feedback..and the one awesome feature other browsers are still lacking - the automatic zoom in area of border presses.
However it has a major flaw of being too big and loading/shutting off very slowly(at least on mine phone).
So i still use Opera mini the most.
In the next release i'd like that to be fixed, plus a bit more add on's, theme support, and a side tray for scrolling.
Then i'll have my ideal browser.
8. x7black7x (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
I am using opera mini and it's the best browser I've ever used it has the simplest ui (user interface) and loads every thing faster than the stock browser on my phone
the only browser which can beat opera is chrome for android 4.0 though I've never used it but the benchmarks are pretty amazing
9. illiad (Posts: 118; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)
The real reason why Opera is tops ONLY ON android.. is all the rest are pants!!! :) (Only stoopid thing is it goes to the mobile site for yoottoob?? )
- another big plus is 'desktop' mode, so net pages look the same as your PC..
If you don't think that, you are not using mobile Internet enough, a flash hater, or simply paranoid / unadventurous... :/
Until FF pulls it finger out and gets flash working like *every* other android browser, we are stuck..
when ICS comes out (**officially** not 'custom ROM' !!) it looks like android's new browser will knock out the competition... :) :)
10. illiad (Posts: 118; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)
Opera mini users, PLEASE state you phone type and model... :)
12. Stinger2U (Posts: 16; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
I have used Opera mini way back when I owned Sony Ericsson K750, and i still use it today on my Optimus 3D. As far as Opera Mobile is concerened it's my NO1 browser on android. Tried a lot of browser but none of them are as fast or have a intuitive UI like Opera.
13. Nizar (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)
Have been using opera mobile since the days of ts N96. Now am using opera mobile on my galaxy and it is the best browser available for Android. I tried dolphin HD and it's tab management system sucks if you have a device with a small screen. Opera on the other hand, it's perfect for any device.