Opera For Android Is No Longer In Beta

Posted May 21, 2013

The Opera app for Android is no longer in beta mode.  Opera also added a few content discovery features to keep users engaged in their browser also.

The Opera for Android browser also performs data compression known as “Off-Road,” which reduces the amount of traffic when browsing so that users can save on their mobile phone data plans.

Opera has a “Discover” feature so that users can also browse content based on their interests like Art, Technology, and News.  Users can access various content by swiping to the right from the home screen.

“Most people just see a fraction of what the web has to offer,” stated Opera Software EVP of Consumer Products Rikard Gillemyr. “We check out the same sites every day, and you can get through with the latest news after just a short bus ride. We wanted to give people a relaxed way of discovering interesting articles and checking them out without any extra effort.”

The new Opera Android app is built on Chromium so that they have compatibility with a lot more websites.  The app also has gesture-based switching between multiple websites and is visually appealing.  The app also has a revamped and combined address along with a new search field.  The app also has a text reflow feature that allows people to view web text at any zoom level without having to scroll sideways.

You can download the Opera app on Google Play now.