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Stable Opera Mini 5.1 hits Android Market

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Jul 2010 14:35 User comments (4)

Stable Opera Mini 5.1 hits Android Market Opera has announced the release of a stable Opera Mini, version 5.1 for Android devices, replacing the 5.0 beta which has been available for a couple of months.
The stable update will offer an improved user experience and browsing performance, but otherwise is mainly a grouping of bug fixes.

Opera says there are 61 million users globally using Opera Mini, making it the world's most popular mobile phone browser.

When 5.0 launched, it almost immediately saw 1 million downloads for the iPhone, with the browser topping the charts. It did similar numbers for Android.

Opera Mini uses Opera's servers to render and compress pages, thus increasing speed for the end user.

Updated 5.1 offers improved page layout, and the ability to make the browser the default.

Adds Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software: "Opera Mini 5.1 for the Android platform is the next step in bringing the world’s most popular mobile web browser to all major platforms, offering improved performance and great web experience to almost any handset. Opera Mini is used by over 61 million people on more than 3000 handset models and with today’s release Opera continues its mission to provide the best web experience on any device and on any platform."

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4 user comments

114.7.2010 18:28

How does it compare to the regular Android Browser? I've been too lazy to try it... Tried Skyfire though, didn't like it.

214.7.2010 23:09

For any task that does not require Flash support, I prefer Opera several times over. Oh, and it works with Froyo Apps2sd...unlike the stock browser.

315.7.2010 2:17

Originally posted by Morreale:
How does it compare to the regular Android Browser? I've been too lazy to try it... Tried Skyfire though, didn't like it.
IMO, its not half bad. It's faster then the Stock Browser, Dolphin Browser and X Scope Browser. I prefer X Scope despite being a bit slower then Opera but faster the Stock and Dolphin. The only reason I didnt stick with it, was because of the page rendering. I was always having to zoom in to read stuff where as that was not the case with any of the browsers I listed above.

415.7.2010 2:44

That was my problem with the old opera too...but they changed the default zoom now.

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