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Opera: Our data compression technology will be embedded on 100 million Android phones by 2017

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Opera: Our data compression technology will be embedded on 100 million Android phones by 2017
Opera Max is a data management app that saves you up to 50% of your 4G, 3G or Wi-Fi data. With some apps such as Netflix and YouTube, the savings is more like 60%. The app accomplishes this through the use of data compression. It compresses the videos you watch, the websites you visit and other content. Opera Max says that it is able to save you data without losing the quality of the content being compressed.

Currently, Android users can download the Opera Max app from the Google Play Store, and there are manufacturers that currently embed Opera Max on their Android phones, including Samsung and Xiaomi. On Monday, Opera announced that it has signed similar deals with three Asian smartphone producers, Acer, Hisense and TWZ. That brings the total number of manufacturers who are integrating Opera Max on their handsets, up to 14.

According to Opera, this means that by 2017, over 100 million Android handsets will have shipped with Opera Max on board. In some markets like India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Latin America, and Africa, where mobile is the first choice over landlines, data consumption is growing faster than the necessary infrastructure. In these markets, data compression is an important tool, allowing for continued growth in smartphone penetration without a drop in the quality of wireless service.

"Many users are wary of using mobile data for fear of spending too much or exceeding their data caps. We see OEMs responding to this and stepping up to lower the barrier to mobile internet access by providing a data-optimization solution on their devicesCompression technology is the key to migrating the next billion mobile internet users to the smartphones, and solutions like Opera Max directly help users deal with the challenging mobile infrastructure and expensive data packages,”

The 14 manufacturers that currently integrate Opera Max and embed it on their Android handsets, include: Acer, Cherry Mobile, Evercoss, Fly, Hisense, Mobiistar, Micromax, Oppo, Prestigio, Samsung, Symphony, Tecno, TWZ and Xiaomi.

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source: Opera

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posted on 09 Nov 2015, 02:59

1. nebula (Posts: 887; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)

Apparently battery drainer.

posted on 09 Nov 2015, 03:11 1

2. Tizo101 (Posts: 515; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)

I have it on my phone, it doesn't drain your battery or perhaps it's an issue of optimization for certain phones.

posted on 09 Nov 2015, 05:40

7. nebula (Posts: 887; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)

I have tried on Nexus 5x I also red reviews/feedbacks on GooglePlay store.

posted on 09 Nov 2015, 04:19

4. Bm888 (Posts: 516; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)

Uc mini browser is the best data compression app.. It compressess at 90%.. Still with good quality, has other features like night mode with black theme, has incognito mode, speed mode and customization features like swiping to go back and forth next pages, long press and gives you options for actions... It's simply the best app.

posted on 09 Nov 2015, 04:11

3. duartix (Posts: 311; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)

Doesn't Chrome also compress http traffic? (I'm not talking image or video, though).
What's so new about this?

posted on 09 Nov 2015, 04:55

5. NFSHesham (Posts: 282; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)

That it actually saves data unkie googlrs:e

posted on 09 Nov 2015, 11:45

10. An.Awesome.Guy (Posts: 410; Member since: 12 Jan 2015)

Chrome compress data on its browser , Opera Mini compress on its browser too.
However, Opera Max compress a lot of data including other apps data.Like data used by games and apps.
Edit: read comment 6 , also it can't compress every app ,it does make a fine job.

posted on 09 Nov 2015, 05:39

6. Recycle-bin (Posts: 13; Member since: 30 Aug 2015)

This is not browser but a vpn that control your internet, so it can compress every apps that using your internet except some apps that have secure server. so when you open youtube video with youtube the operamax will compress it up to 60%.

posted on 09 Nov 2015, 08:16

8. Settings (Posts: 2308; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)

Nice tip: if you are not rooted and needs a firewall then this is good for you.

posted on 09 Nov 2015, 10:48

9. shoman94 (Posts: 11; Member since: 16 Oct 2015)

The question is.... what does Opera get out of this?

posted on 09 Nov 2015, 19:39

11. Tziggy14 (Posts: 526; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)

Manufacturers will pay them of course to have the technology in their phones.

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