Free Android app is out to rescue Latin American data plans

More Android users can now extend their mobile data plan as Opera Max rolls out in 24 countries in Latin America. The app shrinks down the size of videos, pictures and text across almost every app using data on an Android phone. It’s free and can be downloaded from Google Play Store.

Latin America: You can save now save data on your Android phone with Opera Max

Latin America: You can save now save data on your Android phone with Opera Max

Opera Max rolls out in 24 more countries

  • Antigua and Barbud
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Up to 50% data savings for Android users
When you install Opera Max, you can stretch the life of your mobile data plan by up to 50%. The app compresses video, images and websites across most Android apps. So, you’ll get more time enjoying your favorite online content without any additional costs.

More control over Android apps
Opera Max has a timeline of app usage and savings. It gives you better control over the data you use. Keep track of your savings, and, best of all, set expensive data-hogging apps to work over WiFi only.

Opera Max is available as a free download on Google Play for Android 4.0 or above.
Download Opera Max and start saving data!

Opera Mini beta for Windows Phone

For nearly a decade, Opera Mini has been a trusted mobile browser to millions of mobile phone owners across the world – giving them faster and more affordable internet. We’ve constantly worked to make Opera Mini available on a variety of platforms, based on how our users are accessing the internet. Now, Opera Mini is available for Windows Phone in a beta version.

Adding Opera Mini to yet another platform is a huge commitment, so we’ve decided to launch this beta version to gain valuable feedback from the Windows Phone community.

We’re here for the long run, but we also need to gain experience. We’ve dipped our toes in the “Windows Phone waters”, but this is not the final version, merely the start of an exciting journey that we hope you’ll share with us and enjoy.

Opera Mini beta for Windows phone

Opera Mini beta for Windows phone

5 top features in Opera Mini beta for Windows Phone
This version has the same features as Opera Mini 7.5 for Android, Here are some of the most popular:

Fast browsing – Content-heavy webpages with lots of images and graphics load faster. We make webpages lighter, so you can enjoy the fastest browser for your device.

Data savings – Opera Mini can reduce webpages down to 10% of their normal size. That saves you data, giving you faster, cheaper internet.

Easier navigation – Bigger buttons and a clear layout make Opera Mini easy to use.

Better organization – The Speed Dial in Opera Mini allows you to reach all your favorite websites with one click, from the home screen of the browser. Add as many entries as you like!

Offline reading – The Saved Pages feature allows you to save pages for later reading, or for times you’re not connected to the internet.

Thanks for all your feedback
We’ve received a lot of feedback from the beta testers on the Opera forums, Windows Phone Store reviews and on our social-media profiles. This helps us improve Opera Mini for Windows Phone.

Thank you for testing Opera Mini beta on your Windows Phone. All the reports and comments you provide help us get closer to the final product. We appreciate all feedback.

Download Opera Mini beta for Windows Phone
and enjoy the fastest browser for Windows Phone.

Opera Mini browser for your iPhone 6

We all knew the next iPhone was on its way. Now, it’s arrived. The iPhone 6 has gotten bigger, but Opera Mini is still the browser that shrinks the webpages you visit, way down to 10% of their size — giving you more cool web stuff on your data plan.

Download Opera Mini for your iPhone 6 (and others) here:Opera Mini for iOS for iPhone 6

Easier online reading with Opera Mini for iPhone and iPad

Reading online and want to check the definition of a word? It’s easier with Opera Mini for iPhone and iPad.

Just tap on a word to highlight it, and you’ll see that you can choose from Copy, Define or Search. If you want a quick answer, tap Define. It takes you to the built-in dictionary from your iPhone or iPad.
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If you want a wider selection of answers, tap Search for an online search of the highlighted word.
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To see these features working properly, make sure you’ve updated Opera Mini to version 8.0.3. We’re rolling this version out in the App Store today, and it includes these improvements:
- Fixed some UI glitches
- Improved startup performance
- Reduced memory usage
- Resolved private-tab-related issues
- Fixed minor stability and performance issues

If you like Opera Mini, take a moment to rate it or write a review. If you need help with it, check out our FAQ, or ask our community of users at Opera forums.

Downloading files? Take better control of downloads with Opera Mini for Android

We have been busy this summer working on a new feature for Opera Mini for Android. Now, your large downloads can be set to download only when you are on a WiFi!

In the spirit of Opera Mini, this feature avoids eating up your mobile data and can help save you money. Now, Opera Mini detects if you are downloading a file that is larger than 15MB, then asks if you want to download it now or wait until you are on WiFi. Tap Wait and continue browsing. Later, when you get to your favorite coffee spot and connect to WiFi, Opera Mini will resume the download and notify you when it’s all done. It’s that simple!
download-wifi-only-opera-mini-androidWe’ve also implemented support for HTML5 video, giving you access to more video sites.

Some of you will be our first testers for the Discover feature that is already available on Opera for Windows and Mac, Opera for Android and Opera Mini for iOS. The Discover feature brings you the top news, entertainment and sports from around the globe, right in your browser. It lets you lean back and read regional content from your country in your language.

If you’re one of the lucky few, when you open Opera Mini, you will see the Discover feature. Currently, we’re testing it out in these areas: India, Indonesia, Russia, Brazil, Vietnam, Turkey, US, South Africa, Ukraine, Mexico, Bangladesh and Nigeria.

Other improvements in the updated Opera Mini for Android include:
– An enhanced installation screen
– An option to opt-out of Google Analytics
– Various stability and performance issues fixes

You can get Opera Mini for Android in the Google Play store.

Opera Mini for iOS: Text wrap and zoom options

Opera Mini for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad moves to version 8.0.2 today.

In this new version, we’ve placed the text wrap and zoom options back into the app. Here’s how you can activate them on your iPhone and iPod Touch:
1. Set Data Savings mode to Opera Mini.
2. Tap Advanced Settings.
3. For zoom: drag the Zoom slider to your preferred settings.
4. For text wrap: Toggle on Text Wrap.

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data-savings-menu-done-button-opera-miniYou’ll also notice we’ve added a Done button in the data savings menu. Before, you had to tap < Menu from the Data Savings settings to go back to the main menu and then tap Close to go back to the page you were visiting. Now, it’s quicker. You just tap Done to close the data savings settings, and you’re back to the page you’re browsing.

This version’s changelog includes the following updates:
- Improved various UI elements
- Tweaked pop-up blocker
- Reduced memory usage
- Limited page reloading
- Fixed minor stability and performance issues

If you haven’t downloaded Opera Mini for your iPhone and iPad yet, you should, today. Browsing with Opera Mini is not only enjoyable, it can also help you save some cash. Try the different data savings options to see what works best for you:
1. Opera Mini mode is the classic mode, which helps you get up to 90% savings. Great to use when you’re on the go and when connections are slow.
2. Opera Turbo mode provides a full web experience, while still saving your data by up to 50%.

Opera Mini is available free from the App Store.

Opera Coast 3.11 update

Today, Opera Coast for iPhone and iPad has been updated to version 3.11. We’ve fixed a bug that caused a few problems when sharing sites through email in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Other improvements for version 3.11 include the following:
- Improved stability and lower memory usage
- Fixed several bugs and improved icons on some sites

Have you used AirDrop with Opera Coast yet? Here are two quick tips:
1. Have some interesting sites you want to share with a friend? Use AirDrop.
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2. Or, perhaps you’ve found some photos online that you’d like to share? AirDrop works for images while browsing in Opera Coast, too.
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Experience the web the Opera Coast way. It’s available free from the App Store.

New features make Opera Max more seamless

Here at Opera, we’ve been listening  to your feedback about our latest beta Opera Max for Android. Opera Max is an easy-to-use data-savings app that can double your data plan for free. Grab your copy in the Google Play store and start saving data.

The beta is live in 46 countries. Join others who are maximizing their mobile data plan in our Opera Max Google Plus community. In the community, you can let us know what you like and what we can improve on.

Opera-Max-monthly-savingsIn the meantime, we are continuing to refine Opera Max based on your feedback. Here’s what’s in the new update:

  • A new share option in the main menu lets you brag about how smart you are with data savings to all your friends. Send them your saving stats via text or attach a screenshot with a tap.
  • We made a Disconnect button in main menu so you can easily turn off the VPN in-tray notification. Toggling this button closes the app and associated VPN connection.
  • Now, the app includes an Do not show again option to the Turn savings on startup screen. Checking the box lets you opt out of reminders when you reboot your phone.
  • The app’s welcome screen includes a prediction of how much data you can save based on the apps that are running on your phone.
  • Opera Max now supports more languages.  The app is translated to: Polish, Norwegian, Spanish, German, and French.
  • We are adding even more useful stats and details to the timeline. Opera Max displays background data stats between the timeline card entries.
  • We streamlined our bug report process and added a short survey should you choose to uninstall the beta. Your feedback means a lot to us! It guides our decisions on how to improve future releases.
  • Additionally, several key stability and performance bug fixes are included in this release.

We hope you enjoy this update. We look forward to maximizing your data.

6 reasons why I love the new Opera Mini for iPhone

I’ve been playing around with the new Opera Mini browser for iPhone and iPad lately. It’s fun. Some features make it stand out in the crowd. Here are my favorite Opera Mini tips and tricks that you might find helpful. 

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Enjoy!

1) Highlight and search – a search is only a tap away. All you need to do is select the text and

pick “search”. This is a really nice feature that is growing on me because being able to search within the article you read is unique to Opera. This makes searching faster.

2) Fast scroll on pages - Scrolling has become super fast! With a single swipe you’ll be able to scroll pages faster than other mobile browsers. Navigation on long pages is a lot easier.

3) Switch search engine – this is pretty cool. Opera Mini allows you to pick which search engine to use. The default one is Google. But you can change this to direct search in Wikipedia, eBay, Dictionary.com, iMDb or Amazon. No need for detours while making a search. Much smarter.

Get it for free: Download Opera Mini for iPhone and iPad.
See the video: New Opera Mini for iPhone and iPad.

4) QR code functions – For those of us that still use QR codes, this is a cool feature. Opera operamini_blogMini comes with a built-in QR-code reader with sharing functionality. Imagine how easy it will be to share  a link with someone who’s not your contact. Geeky, but cool.

5) Virtual Joystick – Have you tried to edit a link in the tiny address field of an iPhone? You must have tiny fingers to be able to touch it. But not anymore. In new Opera Mini, we have something called  a virtual joystick. The special slider control that allows moving cursor around the address field.

6) Pull to search – another really neat feature is
the “pull to search” functionality (only available for iPhone and iPod touch). While you are on the Speed Dial panel just swipe down and the cursor magically flies into the address field – which means that you never needs to click on the url field again.

There are many more exciting features in Opera Mini. What’s your favorite?

Share content with Air Drop in the new Opera Coast

Opera Coast for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches moves to version 3.10 today.

AirDrop support
In this version, we’ve added AirDrop functionality. You can try it out in our list of sharing options located in your recent sites. If you need to send an interesting find quickly to a nearby friend, simply tap the arrow on a recent site to share it with AirDrop.
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You can also share images with AirDrop by long-pressing the pic and tapping the AirDrop icon.
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Better iCloud syncing
If you alternate between your iPhone and iPad while browsing, then you’ll be happy to know that we’ve improved Opera Coast’s iCloud syncing. Your devices will now share the last page you viewed. We are also syncing passwords via Keychain on iCloud. Keychain is disabled by default. You can enable it in your devices’ settings. Go to Settings > iCloud > Keychain. From there you can toggle Keychain on or off.

Updated iPad search
iPad search now has the same functionality and look as iPhone. You can now pull down anywhere on the home screen to open search!
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Enjoy the updated Opera Coast.
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