Opera Mini 7 for Android is now out at Google Play

Opera Mini 7 for Android is now out at Google Play
According to one analytics firm, the stock Android browser recently jumped over Opera Mini to become the largest most widely used mobile browser on this planet. Opera now seeks revenge as Opera Mini 7 is now available in Google Play and includes camera, HTML5 and 3D graphics support. Opera is trying to differentiate itself from other mobile browsers by including more support for native features. Mobile payment is another area that Opera wants to get heavily involved in. We should also add that  Opera Mini for Symbian also received an update on Tuesday.

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.

source: TechCrunch



1. redmd

Posts: 1961; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

This or opera mini next? Which ones better?

2. Raziel14

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 21, 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: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 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: Jun 12, 2012

I Have Opera Mini On My Phone And Yet I Cant Download Google Play Apps :S ???

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