Opera Software has updated Opera Mini for Apple devices, keeping in mind the recently released iOS 6. Opera Mini is among the most popular mobile browsers with about two hundred million users spread across various platforms including J2ME, iOS, and Android. It was the first non-Webkit based browser to be allowed into the App Store.
Opera Mini redirects web-traffic through its servers where the pages are rendered and compressed. The client simply displays a static representation of the pre-rendered webpages. The advantage of this arrangement is that it can result in up to 90% bandwidth saving and increases surfing speed on slower networks. However, this also prevents rich modern web apps from working on Opera Mini.
Opera Mini 7.0.5 includes a bunch of iOS 6 related fixes and integration with the iOS 6 Facebook framework. Other changes mentioned in the release notes are:
– Improved performance when saving large images
– Fixed freeze after sharing via email
– Fixed video playback on youtube.com (iPhone and iPod)
– Performance and stability fixes
– Added support for iOS 4.2
Opera Mini 7.0.5 is a minor incremental update. However, if you are planning to use Opera Mini on iOS 6, you will get better mileage with the latest version.
September has turned out to be major tech month with quite a lot of big companies holding major tech events. Samsung started September by announcing the Galaxy Note 2 and the first Windows Phone 8 handset, the Ativ S. Today, Nokia will be announcing its hotly anticipated next-generation WP8 running Lumia handsets with PureView technology.
Along with Nokia, Motorola is also holding an event today to announce the much leaked RAZR M and RAZR HD. Tomorrow, Amazon will be holding an event to announce a new version of the Kindle Fire.
Next week, the mobile industry will see new standards being set when Apple announces the next-generation iPhone along with iOS6.
Motorola will once again be holding an event in New York on September 18th, this time with Intel, to announce a new Intel powered Android smartphone. This will be the first time a major Android OEM will be using an Intel SoC in their Android smartphone.
On the very next day, i.e. on September 19th, which is again a Wednesday, HTC also has an event scheduled in New York where the company will presumably announce some new WP8 handsets. There is still no confirmation whether the Taiwanese maker will be announcing some new Android based devices or not at the event.
While Apple and HTC won’t be live streaming their events, Nokia and Motorola will be doing a live webcast of their events today. The Nokia Lumia WP8 event can be watched live from here, but make sure your browser has the required Silverlight plugin installed.
The Motorola event, thankfully, will be streamed live on the company’s YouTube channel. The event is scheduled to start in 11 hours from now, and can be watched live from here.