Opera releases fast browser for Google Android


Opera releases fast browser for Google Android

Antony Savvas

Opera Software has released the first third-party browser for the Google Android operating system.

Opera's Opera Mini 4.2 browser for mobile phones can be loaded onto the G1 Android device sold by T-Mobile. Various other phones running other operating systems can also use Opera Mini.

A technical preview of Opera Mini was previously released for an earlier version of Android in April 2008, before the first Android-powered device was launched.

Users of the G1 can download a beta version of Opera Mini 4.2 and "experience a faster and less costly way to browse the full internet", said Opera.

With Opera Mini, 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.

Download Opera Mini 4.2 >>

Email Alerts

Register now to receive ComputerWeekly.com IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting your personal information, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant products and special offers from TechTarget and its partners. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy