Opera Mini for iOS gets completely revamped before the iPhone 8's launch


Opera has just announced its iOS browser has been updated in preparation for iPhone 8's launch. The application has been fully redesigned to enhance the browsing experience of iPhone users while on the go.

The new version of Opera Mini features a revamped interface, while the address and search bar color have been dressed up in red. Moreover, the search bar has been improved with the option to scan QR codes, as well as the possibility to customize the search engine.

Also, the top trending news is now shown on the start page so that Opera Mini users can access all the latest headlines faster and easier. The folks over at Opera have made the browser more efficient by loading full news stories at least four times faster than before.



Another major enhancement is the addition of an AI-powered newsfeed. The technology behind the new AI gives Opera Mini users a more personalized start page each time they use it, which means they won't have to customize or set it up.

The new AI-powered newsreader is available starting today in select countries like Ghana, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and the United States. Opera plans to make it available soon in other countries like Russia, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Finally, the developers claim that this is just the start of the changes they plan to bring to Opera Mini for iOS, so we should expect more important improvements in the coming months.

source: Opera

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8 Comments

1. Cyberchum

Posts: 1068; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

And some said that iOS has better apps. The Android version has been like this for months. And it appears this carries the iOS DNA because, on Android, whilst the default theme is red, there are 5 other selectable ones .

2. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

"And some said that iOS has better apps" Not some but all the world is saying this because it is a reality. It is not Opera Mini that will prove the converse.

5. Cyberchum

Posts: 1068; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Shouldn't Opera Mini for iOS had been like this way before that of Android, then? . Some apps on the App Store are better and more optimized than those on the Play Store (and you know why that is? Some paid apps on the former are free on the latter, so you'd expect them to attend better to the paying customers) and vice versa. The percentage is probably not even—more like 70-30—but to imply that 3rd-party apps for the IPhones are all better than those for the Android counterparts borders on delusory.

7. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I'll say iOS apps are better but not "way better" like some people love to claim. Maybe apps focused on American users have such a difference.Games definitely are, no doubt there but other non-game apps I've used, I'm yet to find "huge" difference between the quality.

3. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

opers mini- such a horribly buggy browser with bad cs

4. Shubham412302

Posts: 579; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

This browser works like WAP browser and receives preprocessed stuff from server. This browser is usefull for 2G networks only. I used to use it on 2G long ago when there was no 3G. It is a good browser.

6. Cyberchum

Posts: 1068; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

And it's so buggy and doesn't get the job done, that millions all over the world are using it. And it's not like it's free, while others are paid. iOS users need it most, because, you know, it has features that the default browser, Safari, can only dream of.

8. KingSam

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I use the Main Opera along with chrome for websites with poor support.

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