The latest version Opera Mini 5 has been released last few days which has now specified for the Linux-based Android platform. This beta version app is much more improved than the previous one 4.2. The recent feature offers the tabbed browsing that enables you to browse some Web pages at one time. Speed Dial is another feature included that offers you one-click access to a user’s favorite pages. Opera Link is also new addition that gives you an easy way to synchronize bookmarks and Speed Dial between user’s handset and desktop computer. The last one is Download Manager that helps downloading process easier.
According to the applications provider, the point that is significantly driving Opera Mini to be one well known web browser is that it has the capability to compress data by up to 90% before sending to the phone. Therefore, the page loading speed will be obviously faster.
It is said that Opera Mini 5 is easy to download and very functional. The good news related to the expansion Opera Mini manages to become one of Android’s matters is a tough break. As Android keeps rising the popularity, the new Opera Mini 5 will also indicate the same thing even though it should wait the market’s responses.
According to the Net Applications report, Opera Mini gained 0.53% of the browser market and it grows to 0.64% last February. This growing market share indicates that Opera Mini has become the significant part for most phone platforms, especially Linux. Moreover, with the compression ability this app brings, people’s productivity in using browser in their device seems growing, especially because Opera Mini doesn’t engage to certain carrier.
On the other hands, even though Opera Mini is quite great app, many analysts seem to doubt its future. Of course most of them are just assumptions but they can be matters for Opera Mini. These thought came out seeing the fact that Android is equipped with a capable Webkit-based browser which shows good productivity. With double browsers installed, users seem to have two different browser worlds. Additionally, since Opera Mini is not a native browser, the downside of installing this app will be the lack of capability where you will not be able to open features which are not integrated to Opera Mini. (fallen)