Opera Mini 5.1 for Android released

Opera has just announced the availability of Opera Mini 5.1 for Android devices today. I couldn’t find any changelog and the only new feature seems to be more resolutions supported so my guess is that this release is just packed with bug fixes. You can download it now on the Android Market and check out the video demo after the break:

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Apple approves Opera Mini 5 on the iPhone

There’s nothing much to say here other than: WTH? Opera Mini 5 on the iPhone? Hell as frozen, pigs are flying and….Apple is obviously doing this a a PR move after all the negative press its getting with tha new coding restrictions in the OS 4 SDK and the Adobe fistfight. Here’s Opera‘s press release:


Opera Mini App approved for the App Store
Oslo, Norway – April 13, 2010

Opera today announced its popular mobile browser, Opera Mini has been approved for iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store. Opera Mini will be available as a free download within 24 hours, depending on market.
Opera Mini, with more than 50 million users worldwide, enables fast mobile Web browsing by compressing data by up to 90 percent before sending content to the device, resulting in significantly improved page loading. Users of the app will notice an uptake in speed, especially on slower networks such as the 2G Edge network. Surfing the Web with the Opera Mini App on iPhone and iPod touch will also help users save money because of its data compression capabilities. This will hold especially true while the user is incurring roaming charges.

“We are delighted to offer iPhone and iPod touch users a great browsing experience with the Opera Mini App,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “This app is another step toward Opera’s goal of bringing the Web to more people in more places.”

The Opera Mini App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.

Opera Mobile 10 & Opera Mini 5 final available now for all mobile platforms

Opera announced today the official availibility of the final version of Opera Mobile 10 and Opera Mini 5 on Windows Mobile, Android, Symbian & Blackberry.

Today, Opera Software released the final versions of the world’s most popular mobile Web browsers, Opera Mini 5 and Opera Mobile 10. Now, nearly any mobile phone can support an Opera-driven Web experience, complete with unmatched speed, style and cost savings. Simply go to m.opera.com/ to download it directly to your phone today.

Today’s release puts the finishing touches on the Opera mobile-browsing duo. The focus is on delivering the best Internet experience on nearly any mobile phone, along with a unified look and feel and innovative favorite features, such as Speed Dial, password manager and tabbed browsing.

“Keeping in mind the needs and wants of our 50+ million users, we have emphasized speed, desktop-like functionality and data savings in our mobile browsers. Today, we have made it even easier for everyone to surf, search and socialize on the Web,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software.

Grab it here or by pointing you phone’s browser to http://m.opera.com/

Opera Mini 5 Beta for Android released

The good folks at Opera have finally released the Android version of the much acclaimed Opera Mini 5 Beta browser. The application can be download right now through the Android Market for free. For those of you who who missed last week’s news ,Opera Mini 5 Beta is now a native Windows Mobile app, which means that you no longer have to run the browser through the Java applet. Head over here for more info.

Opera Mini 5 is now a native Windows Mobile application

Opera is announcing today the new native version of Opera Mini 5 on Windows Mobile. Opera Mini has always been a Java based application but to improve performance on Windows Mobile, Opera decided to turn it into a native app. I just tried it for a few minutes and my first impressions are that this looks like a stripped down version of Opera Mobile 10 with Turbo mode. Page panning is smooth but  the beta (only?) suffers from rendering issues (as seen in the screenshot above,) the text reflow looks really annoying and silly on the HTC HD2′s gigantic screen and frankly isn’t faster than the default Opera Mobile 9 in page loading speed (and there’s no landscape mode).

By integrating Opera Mini with the Windows Mobile platform, Opera is able to deliver an optimized version of the popular Opera Mini browser that dramatically improves performance and the overall user experience. While Opera Mini traditionally requires Java, the new Windows Mobile version does not, which means that Opera Mini will work on any Windows Mobile phone.

The Opera Mini 5 beta for Windows Mobile includes the same rich feature set as the Java-based version. Renowned features, including tabbed browsing, the password manager, bookmarks and Speed Dial, are built-in to deliver convenience while on-the-go.

You can grab it by going here or pointing you phone’s browser to m.opera.com/next

Source: Opera

Opera Mobile 10 Beta and Opera Mini 5 beta updated

Opera Mobile 10
Opera just announced that Opera Mobile 10 Beta for Windows Mobile and Symbian and Opera Mini 5 beta have been updated today:

Sync up your phones
Opera releases new betas of Opera Mini and Opera Mobile
Oslo, Norway — December 2, 2009
Opera today launched the second beta versions of Opera Mini 5 and Opera Mobile 10, available as free downloads. In this second beta release, Opera Mini and Opera Mobile users can now enjoy popular desktop features, such as Opera Link and the Download Manager, from their mobile phones.

With Opera Link, users can synchronize personal browser settings with their Opera desktop browser, as well as all their connected devices, ensuring that their bookmarks, Speed Dial and search engines are always accessible. The Download Manager gives users a better way to control and speed up downloads to mobile phones.

You can download Opera Mini 5 here and Opera Mobile 10 here.

Here’a video of Oprea Mobile 10 beta on the Samsung Omnia II:

Source: Opera

Opera Mini 5 Beta is out

Opera Mini 5 beta is now availalbe for you to try it out. It looks to be packed with new features. Still no flash based support like Skyfire though.

Innovative and Easy-to-use

Living up to our vision of providing the best Internet experience on any device, Opera Mini 5 boasts a powerful new user interface. Merging the best from our desktop browser together with new innovations for mobile phones, Opera Mini is advanced, yet highly intuitive to use.


With tabbed browsing, you no longer need to interrupt one session to start another. Use your Web mail in one window, Facebook in another, Twitter in a third and all that while checking the latest sports results. With Opera Mini, you can easily identify the different tabs and jump between them.

Password manager

No more hassle with those hard-to-enter usernames and passwords. Opera Mini 5 will remember your credentials, and you can log on to your favorite Web sites with just a single click. The passwords are stored on your phone for your convenience.

Full Web in your palm

When visiting a Web page, Opera Mini displays the overview of the page and suggests where to begin your reading before you zoom in. Opera Mini also detects when on a Web page designed for a mobile phone and displays it optimally.

Touch & Keypad

The user interface has been designed for both touchscreen- and keypad-style mobile phones. With a touchscreen, you can enjoy even easier navigation with our new zooming and kinetic scrolling.

Speed Dial

Get your favorite Web page with just one click. Speed Dial is a set of visual bookmarks you see when you open a new tab, like a dashboard for your on-line life. To add a new page, simply click on an empty Speed Dial slot, and Opera will make suggestions based on your browsing history and bookmarks.

Built for speed

Time is precious. Opera Mini compresses pages by up to 90% before being sent to your phone, meaning faster page-load times than in other mobile Web browsers.

Find things faster

The new Opera Mini lets you search for text within a Web page, so you can get to the information you need even more quickly than before.

Power scrolling

Scroll at warp speed using your phone keypad or by dragging the page on a phone with a touchscreen.

Head over here for additional info and download links.

Update: I’m trying it out on my old HTC Trinity (still running WM5!) and it is,to put it simply, AWESOME! I’ll try to make a video hands-on if I can.

Opera Mini 5 coming soon

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Opera finally announced via Twiiter what’s “coming next” and it’s Opera Mini 5!

Before the weekend a teaser on www.opera.com/next appeared. It was claiming that “The next generation in mobile browsing” is coming very soon. The product is Opera Mini 5 and a beta is coming very, very soon. Good times, good times…

Can’t wait to try it out. Now hopefully will finally get a non-Beta version of Opera Mobile 9.7 in the near future.

Source: Opera

Opera says that the next generation of mobile browsing is coming soon

Not much is known besides this teaser page:
OperaNext (Small)

and this message posted on Twitter yesterday:

Coming very soon: The next generation in mobile browsing. http://www.opera.com/next/

It can be related to the announcement of Opera Mini 5, maybe the non-beta version of Opera Mobile 9.7 or Opera Mobile for Android.

Source: Opera via Twitter