Who would have thought that Nokia would make an Android device. The formerly Finnish manufacturer had been exclusively making Windows Phone powered smartphones for the last few years but it surprised us all with the launch of Nokia X earlier this year. The entire family runs on a heavily modified version of Android and is geared for the mid-range market segment. Following today’s launch of the new Nokia X successor, it has been announced that Opera is now the default browser for the entire Nokia X family.
If you haven’t heard, Nokia’s devices and services business is now owned by Microsoft. Technically the Nokia X2 is Microsoft’s first Android smartphone. Its no Android powerhouse but its cheap and practical, which is what most users in the mid-range market segment look out for.
The Opera browser is loved by its users for a number of reasons, chief being its Opera Turbo compression service that allows them to save a lot of data. The service is embedded within the browser itself, its part of the core Opera experience. Thus its a good option for users who are on a pay-as-you-go data plan or are roaming when traveling abroad, certainly acts as a defense against bill shock.
Other popular Opera features include Speed Dial, which is an easy way users can keep track of their favorite websites and get to them faster. There’s also the Discover feature which provides users with a simple way to find content that interests them.
Available for all Nokia X customers free through the Nokia Store, the Opera browser will now be the default web browser of the entire Nokia X family.