Opera Mini Update Improves Web Experience For Compressed Pages

By 11:55 Tue, 27 Jul 2021 Comments

Mobile data is getting faster and cheaper, while websites become more complicated. With that in mind Opera has updated the Opera Mini browser with a recent "High" compression option. Despite its name, High actually uses less compression than the default mode of previous versions. That mode has now been renamed "Extreme."

Extreme was the only mode Opera Mini had and white it gets you up to 90% data reduction, it can break more complicated web sites (change layout, how things see and other issues).

High mode renders pages as they would appear on a standard browser. Compression drops to around 50%, but that's still enough to double the speed of a spotty 3G network or a sluggish Wi-Fi. High mode keeps the dynamic content and video playback that Extreme mode cuts.

The recent version also includes the following improvements:

  • Private mode

  • UI for saved pages and bookmarks

  • Overhauled tab switching

  • Customizable layout

  • Support for high-res tablets and large phones

  • Better handling of gigantic downloads in High mode

Opera still believes in Mini, pointing to India (where only half the population has access to a 3G network) and Indonesia (where half of users have daily connectivity problems). Opera aims to have 275 million users on Android by the discontinue of 2017.

You can download the update from the Play Store or if you don't have access, check m.opera.com.




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