Opera Mini web browser
Mar 15, 2010 7:00 AM –
Opera Mini web browser. Opera’s fastest mobile browser that can save you money on data. Totally free. Try the world’s fastest Android browser!
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Pros & Cons:
- Lightning Fast mobile web browser!
- Full web browsing in mobile experience
- Opera Link for synchronizing bookmarks between desktop and phone
- Tabbed browsing
- Double Tap Zoom
- Can’t launch YouTube videos from the browser
Opera Android Web Browser offers faster mobile web experience as they compress assets before sending them to you yielding bandwidth savings… meaning faster page loads. It features a nice start page with 9 quick bookmarks called Speed Dials to easily launch your favorite websites (hopefully you’ll add us on one of those cards ). However I noticed it is not integrated into Androids intent system, therefore when other apps would like to launch a URL in web browser it’s not in the list.
Tabbed browsing is not in the traditional sense of tabs above the webpage yet similar to the native browser via Speed Dial like bookmarks in the footer. Opera Link is an innovative idea that allows you to sync bookmarks and Speed Dials from desktop and phone once you’ve signed in. The download manager allows pausing and resuming as needed.
Video: Opera Mini 5 Beta for Android
Opera Mini 5 Web Browser Viewing AndroidTapp Mobile
Opera Mini 5 Web Browser Options
Opera Mini 5 Web Browser Home
Opera Mini 5 Web Browser Windows
Opera Mini 5 Web Browser Find on Page
Opera Mini 5 Web Browser History
Opera Mini 5 Web Browser Bookmarks
Opera Mini 5 Web Browser Shortcuts
Opera Mini 5 Web Browser Settings
To be honest I never opened Opera web browser before it hit Android. Which is a large statement coming from someone who’s background was in Web Design & Development. Why haven’t I focused there? Building enterprise web applications tend to dictate that answer. The market share has always been under served. Opera has never reached more than 3% worldwide usage on desktops to be significant enough to support.
I don’t foresee this trend continuing into the mobile space as they released a solid web browser pretty early on Android, not to mention more than 30 million mobile users on various mobile platforms. However they are competing with the native Web-kit Android web browser (with Pinch-Zoom and Double Tap browsing for Android 2+ devices), Dolphin Browser (with Gesture bookmarks and App Recommendations powered by AndroidTapp.com) and nearly forgotten but still awesome Steel. That said Opera offers users more choice in mobile web browsing.
Ease of Use:
The browser is pretty straight-forward among any mobile web browser, however you’ll notice faster page loads and cool features within the app. A small but useful tidbit I noticed, when you tap the Opera header it zooms the webpage to the top.
User dependent. However unusual, you cannot set it as your default mobile web browser without using Make It Default app.
The user experience and interface in Opera are superb. Completely optimized for mobile web browsing.