Opera Mini 7 has been released for devices running Android 1.5 and up. The latest version of the mobile web browser brings along with it several new features, including OpenGLES hardware and NFC Beam support for devices running Android 4.0. The update also improves the Speed Dial start page, tab management and the “find-in-page” UI.
The Opera Mini browser is just one of the many options available to Android users for browsing web pages. I’m personally a big fan of the Stock ICS Browser and have recently been using Chrome Beta. I’m not sure that this is enough to make me stray from what I already love, but there are many people in the community who use Opera as their go-to browser, so this will surely please that crowd.
Opera Mini’s goal is to provide users with speed and efficiency, while reducing data costs by up to 90% with its unique compression technology. If you’d like to check it out for yourself, I’ve included a link to the app on Google Play below, followed by the full press release.
Opera Mini 7: The must-have app for Android available today
At last! The wait for Opera Mini 7 is over.
Oslo, Norway — March 28, 2012
Taking a page from Etta James, Opera Mini 7 is “a thrill to press your cheek to” for Android users. Today, Opera Software launched the Opera Mini 7 web browser in a final version for the Android platform.
This must-have app is your web surfing soulmate. 160 million monthly users of Opera Mini already know that this must-have app makes web browsing on your phone faster and can help save costs. If you’re watching your mobile data diet, now’s the time to go download the Opera Mini 7 app from the Android Market.
What’s new, Stu?
Glad you asked, Max! Opera Mini 7 for Android makes browsing faster and panning around sites smoother, thanks to improved hardware acceleration.
Feeling boxed in by only nine favorite Speed Dial sites on the Home Screen? With Opera Mini 7, you get as many Speed Dial buttons as you’ll ever want. Add all the sites you want to see right from the moment you start up your browser. No more messing around with fiddly mobile keyboards or bookmarks.
Perfect travel companion
Ever needed to look something up online when you’re away from your home mobile network? Using the web while traveling can turn into an expensive adventure … unless you’re an Opera Mini user on Android. Opera Mini 7 compresses, squeezes and jams webpages from the network into your phone.
Up to 90% of the original data gets cut out, so not only do you use less data, but you also get where you want to go on the web even faster. You’ll also save time on slow networks. It’s the must-have web-travel companion!
Download Opera Mini 7 from Android Market or m.opera.com.
About Opera Software ASA
The worldwide World Wide Web — any device, any platform, any bandwidth, absolutely anywhere in the world. Opera Software was founded in 1994, based on the idea that access to the web should be a universal right. 250 million people (and counting) use the Opera web browsers for computers, mobile phones, TVs and other connected devices. Opera also delivers tools, distribution, engagement, monetization and market insights to developers, publishers and brands around the world. We are passionate about breaking down barriers, so everyone can share in the power of the internet. Our vision of one web for all remains at the heart of what we do, because we believe that participation changes everything. Opera Software ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. ‘Opera’, ‘Opera Software’, ‘Opera Mini’ and the ‘O’ logo are trademarks of Opera Software ASA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.
Via: Talk Android