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

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.


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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11 Comments

1. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Apparently battery drainer.

2. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

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

7. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

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

4. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 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.

3. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

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

5. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

That it actually saves data unkie googlrs:e

10. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

6. Recycle-bin

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 30, 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%.

8. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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

9. shoman94

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 16, 2015

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

11. Tziggy14

Posts: 622; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

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

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