Opera Mini for both Android and Symbian has received minor updates. While the Symbian update is mainly concerned with improving performance, the Android update delivers improved readability and usability. The detailed changelogs are as follows:
Opera Mini 5.1 Beta for Symbian Changelog
Faster start up time.
Even faster page loading.
Improved scrolling performance.
Integration with your your phone native input.
Improved performance, especially for older S60 devices.
Device integration for cut-and-paste, email client and more.
No more dialogue boxes asking permission to connect to the Web.
Opera Mini 5.1 for Android Changelog
Adjusted font sizes.
Font fixes for Chinese and Japanese, so speed on pages with these fonts should be greatly improved.
Improved input for Sony Ericsson X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro.
Chinese users can now download the application from the Android Market.
A bunch of bug fixes.
Opera Mini, the most popular mobile browser in the world, offers full-fledged tabbed browsing, password management, bookmarks, speed dial, synchronization and more on almost any phone. Opera Mini routes all data through its servers where it is processed and compressed before being sent to the handset. This makes Opera Mini significantly faster than most other mobile browsers on slower networks. However, this also means that, unlike Opera Mobile, Opera Mini isn’t able to render rich web content that heavily utilizes AJAX and other modern technologies. Opera Mobile is designed for modern-day smartphones and delivers a truly PC like web browsing experience. It is already available for Symbian and should be released for Android within the next couple of days.
You can download the latest build of Opera Mini from the respective app repositories (Ovi Store for Symbian and Market for Android) or by simply browsing to m.opera.com on your mobile phone.
Earlier today, Opera Software announced the launch of Opera Mini 5.1 for Windows Mobile devices. The newest build introduces a number of usability improvements to the world’s most popular mobile web browser.
The biggest improvement is the support for high resolution devices (higher DPI), and improved page layout and font rendering. Unlike other browsers, Opera Mini, which was initially meant only for low-end handsets, doesn’t locally render the webpages. Instead it routes the requested pages through its own servers that renders the pages, compresses them and sends them back as static content. While this approach creates problems with interactive websites using AJAX and other modern technologies, it can drastically reduce data charges and even speed up web browsing on slower networks.
Other new features include support for auto-rotation, advanced configuration support for advanced users and the ability to become the default system browser. Opera Mini 5.1 contains several key improvements for the millions of people with a Windows Mobile phone,informed Jon von Tetzchner, the Co-founder of Opera Software. The new Opera Mini is particularly vibrant and really takes advantage of high resolution screens. And, now that you can set Opera Mini as your default browser on a Windows Mobile phone, it is much easier to enjoy the speed boost and data compression. It is our way of making your Windows Mobile phone better.
To download Opera Mini 5.1 simply browse to m.opera.com on your mobile phone.
Opera Mini 5 was a significant update to the world’s most popular mobile browser, which made it a whole lot more awesome. Unfortunately for some users, Opera Mini 5 didn’t work on the absolute low-end handsets that Opera Mini 4 handled with aplomb.
Opera Mini 5.1, the first significant update to Opera Mini 5, is optimized to run on phones with low memory. The updated build features a refined skin with improved tab handling and introduces overall performance improvements.
While this update is not critical for smartphone users, it is a highly recommended update for everyone using Opera Mini on low-end handsets (especially those who have been encountering out of memory issues).
The goal with Opera Mini is to make the Web available to anyone, anywhere, regardless of where they come from or the handset they have,said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. More than 61 million people on over 3000 devices have chosen to surf the Web with Opera Mini for fast and easy Internet access at a considerably lower cost.
Another month, another State of the Mobile Web Report from Opera. Opera Mini continued its impressive showing, with a 1.6% increase in users from March to April. Opera Mini for iPhone, which was released in mid-April, managed to attract 2.6 million users. However, iPhone is only the third most popular device among Opera Mini users. The first and second positions are still occupied by Nokia’s 5130 XpressMusic and 6300 respectively.
The rush of iPhone users propelled USA to the sixth spot in the list of top 10 markets for Opera Mini. IPhone also overtook RIM’s Blackberry as the most popular handset among Opera Mini users in the US.
In April, Opera Mini generated 398 million megabytes of data for mobile operators worldwide. It’s a good thing that Opera Mini compresses traffic, as otherwise the amount of data consumed by the 58.9 million Opera Mini users would have been 3.7 petabytes.
Although, Opera’s growth has decelerated in the recent months, it is still the most popular mobile browser. Achieving 2.6 million unique users within a couple of weeks is no mean feat. But, the real challenge would be to hold on to them.
Opera Software has released a minor update to Opera Mini 5 for Java and Blackberry. This silent update adds support for 32 languages including Indian languages like Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Marathi, Oriya and Telugu. The full list is available here.
Opera Mini 5 is the most popular mobile web browser in the world with more than 55 million users. It brings full tabbed browsing, visual speed dials, password manager, profile synchronization and a capable RSS feed reader to budget phones.
Some of the notable bug fixes included in this update are:
RSS feed links should now appear at the top of pages again.
RTL (Right To Left) languages should now display properly on phones with supported fonts.
Problems with daylight savings time have been fixed.
Some problems with keypad text input have been fixed.
Opera Software has just pushed through the first update to Opera Mini for iPhone. Opera Mini 5.0.1 is a mainly a bug fix release, which addresses several issues reported by users, including the “freeze at start-up” issue. It also adds support for Hungarian, besides adding several stability fixes.
Earlier this month, Opera Mini for iPhone was approved by Apple. It quickly went on to become one of the most popular free apps in the App Store. In fact, Opera Mini managed to amass one million downloads on day one itself.
Opera Mini for iPhone features full tabbed browsing, search engine integration, Opera Link (data synchronization), visual speed dial, password manager, find-in-page and session restore. However, the biggest draw of Opera Mini is speed. All webpages are routed through Opera’s servers where they are rendered and compressed. This can provide a significant speed boost on slower networks, besides reducing your bandwidth bill.
Opera Mini 5.0.1 can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.
Opera Mini 5 is a great little mobile browser. It may not have pinch and zoom or AJAX support, but it more than makes up for these shortcomings through its breezy page loading and unique feature list. Unfortunately, Opera Mini doesn’t allow you to set it as the default system browser. As a result, all links are opened using the in-built browser, instead of Opera Mini.
Fortunately, there is a quick and hassle free way to fix this issue.
Once you have downloaded and installed Opera Mini 5, head over to the Android Market and download OperaBridge.
Now, hunt down any web link and click on it. You should get a window saying Complete action using.
Select the Use by default for this actionoption.
That’s all folks. Now, all hyperlinks should be opened in Opera Mini by default.