Opera Mini beta for Windows Phone gets a makeover in the form of an updated UI

Opera Mini beta for Windows Phone gets a makeover in the form of an updated UI
For those looking for another browser to use on their Windows Phone handset, Opera Mini has been a choice since last September when a beta version of the app was made available. Websites go through Opera's servers first with Opera Mini, where they are compressed before being sent to your phone. This way, you are using less data when browsing, saving the sweet stuff for other things. According to Opera, the compression means that websites are sent to you at just 10% of their normal size. Looking at it another way, viewing a website on Opera Mini instead of most other mobile browsers will save you 90% of the data that you would have normally burned through to see a particular site.

More than 250 million people use Opera Mini and the app now supports a wide variety of platforms including Android, BlackBerry, Bada, iOS, Windows Phone and more. The Windows Phone version of Opera Mini is still in beta, but has received an update to version 8.0.0.6730. While there is no changelist, the update offers users a whole new UI that gives the browser a modern look. The updated UI also helps Opera Mini for Windows Phone run smoother than before. If you want to check out the new look, merely click on the slideshow below to view some screenshots.

Opera Mini gives you tabbed browsing so that you can quickly switch back and forth between sites. With the Speed Dial feature, you can set all of your favorite websites on the browser's home page. The app itself is lightweight at 3MB, and is a free download from the Windows Phone Store.


source: OperaMini (WindowsPhone) via NPU, GSMArena

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8 Comments

1. Donbenie

Posts: 259; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Good,one of my favourite browsers..

2. Azhar_Yousuf

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 21, 2015

Any Opera Fans out there?

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

A very good browser.

4. zoomtech

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

opera is a best browser i love it

5. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Better than WP Internet Explorer...in someways.

6. pellen

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

nice browser but sync still missing or?

7. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Still trash. It has gotten better, but is still not viable. It doesn't even have the .com shortcut. Can't change the search engine either. And is very slow and wonky. If you are on windows phone, the ones I recommend and use IE and UC browser. Best two, until this one gets a mile close to the others. Unless you are tight on data, which this seems to excel at. Really the only thing.

8. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I believe the article and Opera's presser are littered with mentions of data compression. Considering that the vast majority of WP phones are the of the lowball variety, this browser would be an excellent choice for people that can't afford large data packages.

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