opera_miniIf you surf the web very heavily on your mobile device while you’re outside, chances are it will eat rather deeply into your data cap. Now if you’d rather not run out of data by the end of the month, you might want to consider the Opera Mini browser for your Android phone. The browser has recently been updated with data compression technology.

Now it should be noted that prior to this, Opera Mini had data compression. However its compression was only available in the Extreme mode. This was primarily aimed at users with low-end phones where data compression removed all the bells and whistles of websites, thus allowing it to load smoothly and quickly.

However with the update, Opera Mini has been giving a High compression mode. This is designed for handsets running on 4G, 3G, or even WiFi networks that won’t affect the website’s looks. Previously Extreme mode did things like scale down pictures, which sometimes doesn’t exactly result in the best look.

According to Christian Uribe, Opera Mini product manager, “With the rise of better smartphones and better network conditions our users now want the option to have a less aggressive data compression mode so they can experience the full internet when network conditions allow for it.” The latest version should be available for download via the Google Play Store.

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