Opera Software is now offering their new Opera Mini 4.2 for mobile phones. Speed trials showed that this version gives more than 30% speed improvements for users in the US, due to the addition of a new Opera Mini server park in the United States.
There is also a Opera Mini for the Android mobile platform. Opera Mini is the first web browser alternative on Android. Users of Android- mobile phones, such as the T-Mobile G1, can now download a beta version of Opera Mini 4.2 and experience a faster and cheaper way to browse the full Internet.
Opera Mini 4.2 adds more language versions and offers added skin selections to personalize the look and feel of the browser. Opera Mini speeds browsing because data is compressed before it is sent to the phone. This helps to keep end-user costs low, by minimizing data.
Upon downloading Opera Mini 4.2, mobile phone users will experience:
- More than 90 language versions, including the recently added Amharic,
Armenian, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kirghiz, Lingala, Marathi,
Malayalam, Mongolian, Oriya, Punjabi, Pashto, Sinhala, Tajik, Tamil,
Telugu, Urdu, Uzbek, Khmer, Kashmiri, Lao and Turkmen
- Funky new skins for personalizing the look of Opera Mini
- Opera Link support for notes, allowing users to sync their notes between
the PC and Opera Mini
- Improved real time streaming protocol (RTSP) handoff. This increases the
number of phones with support for mobile video.
Opera reports that 21 million unique users browsed five billion pages in October 2008 alone, totaling a 490 percent increase since October 2007.
Opera Mini 4.2 is ready and waiting for download at