July 14, 2010

Opera Mini 5.1: Faster Feature Rich Web Browsing on Android

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Written by: chinmoy
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Android comes bundled with a WebKit based web browser which integrates quite well with the OS. Although it handles common tasks pretty well, it lacks in features.


Opera is the most powerful web browser for the desktop and a Mini version is available on Android as well. Opera has a record for innovative technologies and does its best to port those technologies from the desktop to the mobile version.

With this in mind, the guys at Opera have released the final Opera Mini version 5.1 for Android with improved speed navigation.

Opera Mini on Android users will know of the UI and the features on offer like link synchronization, in built turbo mode for compression of pages and password manager. There are many behind the scene optimizations in the newer version making it the fastest browser in the world.

The two remarkable improvements in the final stable version Opera Mini 5.1 are set as default browser, kinetic scrolling and pinch-zoom facility. This completes the list of features I have ever desired on Opera Mini and it is time I switch my Android browser to Opera Mini.

Opera Mini has a record 61 million users worldwide and has 1 million of those users on the iPhone already.

If you want to give Opera Mini a try, head over to m.opera.com or search for Opera Mini on your market. Alternatively, you can just scan the QR code given here and install.

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About the Author

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a tech blogger with a deep insight and love for FOSS. He writes at techie-buzz.com and lostintechnology.com. He owns an HTC Legend as his first Android device and at Androidedge, he will explore the endless possibilities of the Android OS. Drop him a mail at chinmmoy@techarraz.com and follow him on Twitter at @ckandroid.


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