We continue to roll out Opera Max to new countries. This time, Turkish Android users no longer have to worry about exceeding their data plans before the end of the month. Opera Max, the new, free data-savings app for Android that shrinks videos and photos on almost any app on your phone, is now available in Turkey.
Saves up to 50% data Thanks to Opera Max’s unique compression technology, Turkish users can now extend the life of their data plans by up to 50%. The app adds even more value for users with pre-paid data plans, paying per megabyte of use, or roaming internationally, as they will be able to watch more video, browse more sites and simply make the most of their limited plans, all for free.
Through Opera Max’s timeline of app usage and savings, users can get more control over the data they consume, keep track of their savings and even block particular apps from using mobile data, restricting them to Wi-Fi only.
This is how Opera Max works
Once a user installs Opera Max, the app starts rerouting all data traffic on the mobile device to the Opera data-savings cloud, using a virtual private network (VPN). All non-encrypted data requests (excluding websites and apps with HTTPS connections) are sent through Opera’s servers, which compress video, images and websites to use less data.
We’re interested in travel, big or small. Whether you are going on a safari through the Serengeti, running with the bulls in Pamplona or just taking the metro to the outskirts of your hometown, we want to hear about it!
We’ve started this travel blog, which features the adventures of some of the best travel bloggers around the world. Everything in this travel blog will also be featured on our Facebook page with over 7 million fans.
Travelling with Opera Mini
We have this great product made for browsing on the go – Opera Mini. And, we just overhauled the the iPhone version, with a fresh look and new features. Check it out.
Opera Mini improves life on the road in two ways: it keeps you connected no matter how bad your connection is, and it reduces data-roaming costs by squeezing webpages and other content down to as little as 10% of their original size.
Use Opera Mini on your next adventure while travelling and write a story or two about your adventure. Who knows, you might be our next featured travel blogger. We hope to hear from you soon.
Today, Microsoft added a new member to its family of Nokia X smartphones – the Nokia X2. At the same time, we’re super excited to announce that Opera will become the new default browser to the Nokia X platform. What a great family this is turning out to be.
From now on, all Nokia X users will enjoy one of the world’s most popular web browsers and save a ton of data while surfing away on their mobile phones – all thanks to the Opera Turbo compression service embedded in the Opera browser.
Top 3 features
If you’re not completely familiar with Opera for Android, I have made a short list of the top 3 features to get you started:
1) Opera Turbo is a cost and time-saving feature that compresses data before it reaches the user’s mobile device. By switching on compression with Opera Turbo, webpages are compressed by Opera servers, resulting in a dramatic reduction in the amount of data transferred. For users on a pay-as-you-go data plan, or roaming while traveling, the savings can be significant.
2) The Discover feature is a novel way of finding content that users find interesting. Gathered from hundreds of websites all over the world, the content offered by Discover feature is always fresh and the cream of the crop. The feature is customizable, with easy-to-set preferences – the list can be sorted by country and topic – so users can enjoy thousands of articles, all at a thumb’s reach.
3) Speed Dial, an Opera Software innovation, has been perfected for the smartphone world. By letting the user save, move and organize Speed Dial entries into folders, Opera for Android lets users keep better track of sites they find interesting – and get to them faster.
Have a look at this video and you see what a treat we have in store for you!
How we are connecting people to the web
Our technology is based on connecting people to the internet. We believe that everyone should be able to access information online. What we see, is that many can’t afford to access the web, or don’t have the technology to participate. In the U.S., about 60% run out of data on their mobile subscriptions every month. And many are worried about the cost of going online because of expensive data plans.
We have made powerful compression technology that will help people to connect and stay online. We make browsers that are standards compliant, and we work with a lot of companies to make internet access more affordable.
This is our current line-up of products that you can install and use to support our cause: Opera browser: A browser for Windows and Mac, also available for Android Opera Mini: A fast and powerful mobile browser, works on nearly any device Opera Max beta: Our latest and greatest data-savings app for Android Opera Coast: A browser that looks great and uses all the touch features of iPhone or iPad
Challenges are fun, – especially intellectual ones. And, Rubik’s Cube is a big challenge enjoyed by many people around the world. It’s been 40 years since Erno Rubik created the first prototype of the Rubik’s Cube. Little did he know that it would become the one of the highest selling toys in the world.
Terje, one of our server guys, has been playing with the cube since 1981. He says he’s out of practice, and therefore he can only solve it in 60 seconds. But, he managed to solve it in only 40 seconds! Wow. Check out how he does it: