Opera Max, a free data-saving app, now rolling out to Android users

Opera Software today announced that its Opera Max app, which was launched for beta testers back in December, is now rolling out to US-based users who pre-registered for it. Users in Europe can also download the app as of today, while those in other regions should be able to get it soon.

Opera Max is free and, reportedly, it can "extend the life of your data plan by up to 50%, especially if you use video and image-heavy apps such as Vine, Instagram, Vevo or Flipboard." 

Similar to what the Opera Mini browser is doing, Opera Max compresses data (including video, images and text) across most of the apps on your Android device. According to Opera, once the application is installed, it "instantaneously starts compressing and rerouting data using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to the data-savings cloud."

We have yet to test the new app. We just downloaded it and, as you can see in the screenshot on the left, there are no less that 15,343 people (pre-registered users) in front of us who will be getting the app first. Anyway, if you want to give Opera Max a try, you can grab it at the second source link below. The app works only on devices running at least Android 4.0.

Meanwhile, you can take a look at this official Opera Max promo video:

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sources: Opera, Google Play

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