Opera Software released a new version of their mobile browser, Opera Mini 4.2. This version adds official support for the Google Android platform and it should be faster than its predecessors. Opera claims speed trials have shown 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.
"With Opera Mini 4.2, we are showing the world that Opera never gets complacent. We will always be improving our product, adding speed, new functionality and features, and ensuring that it is accessible by all," says Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "Our support of the Android platform helps fulfill our mission to be available on more platforms, for more devices and reach more users, anywhere in the world."
Opera Mini 4.2 adds more language versions and offers added skin selections to personalize the look and feel of the browser. Opera Mini is renowned for its speed, as data is compressed before it is sent to the phone. This helps to keep end-user costs low, since the data delivered is kept to a minimum.
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.