Norwegian browser maker Opera Software has released a beta version of its free internet browser for smartphones running on Google's mobile operating system, Android.
Opera Mobile 10.1 is available in beta and can be downloaded from Google's application store, Android Market, for free. Opera claims the new version gives Android users better browser performance and improved user experience.
"Android users now have a better choice when it comes to using a browser on their mobile devices," said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. "With Opera's new browser for Android, we give users the opportunity to access the web using the best tools available."
Opera Mobile 10.1 beta for Android features:
- Faster page loading
- Speed Dial gives quick access to favourite websites
- Password manager
- Opera Turbo provides up to 80% data compression for browsing on slow networks
- Opera Presto rendering engine
- Sync bookmarks across devices with Opera Link
- Ability to be set as the default browser
- Geolocation support
- Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) support
- Easy tab management with visual tabs
Opera Mini browser was upgraded earlier this year. Opera Mobile can also be downloaded from Opera's website.