Celebrating 50 million Opera Mini users in India

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This week we passed a fantastic milestone in India! More than 50 million people are now using Opera Mini to go online with their phones in India. Opera Mini is now the third-largest mobile app used in India, after Facebook and Whatsapp. Celebrating 50 million, Bollywood-style We celebrated the 50-million-user landmark with a flash mob!...

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5 simple tricks to reduce buffering on iOS

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Imagine this. You’re on a bus or train. You know it takes 30 minutes to get to your stop, and you’re bored. So, you pull out your phone. You search YouTube for the top songs for 2001. You tap to watch Lifehouse’s “Hanging on a moment” video. Then, it appears. The buffering wheel.    ...

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What is mobile data, anyway?

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This post is a part of an ongoing series about mobile data usage.  During October, we hosted a Data Horror Stories contest, where thousands of individuals who have previously been burned by their data plans submitted tales of past mobile-data-overage woes. But, what exactly is mobile data? And, how can we understand it to avoid these...

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A look at Opera’s data compression history

For almost a decade now, our compression technology has helped you get the content you want, even with limited data plans or a bad internet connection. Data compression involves us shrinking data before you receive it on your phone, meaning that content is served faster. Let’s take a look at the history of mobile compression...

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New Opera Mini for iPhone and iPad now reduces video buffering

Isn’t the buffering wheel really annoying? We understand. Losing minutes every day because of video lag is no fun. So, we’ve created a solution for it: video boost. Today, we’re giving you the first internet  browser with video optimization — Opera Mini 9 for iOS, with video boost. This means less buffering while watching videos....

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Setting an image preview for bookmarks in Opera

One of the main features that make the new bookmarks in Opera for computers unique is the additional visual element of including images. You won’t find this in any other browser. Here are the simple steps to adding a visual bookmark. Choose an image When you’re bookmarking a page, you can click through the suggested thumbnails and...

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Alpinists save data browsing on Lenin Peak with Opera Max

Usually, we write about our products’ new features and practical recommendations for making the best of them. Today, we’re sharing a different story. Its main characters include a powerful Android app called Opera Max, a tall mountain and a team of adventurous alpinists. A few weeks ago, the united alpinist team from St. Petersburg, Russia,...

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