Opera has released a new version of its popular Opera Mini browser in Google Play. The updated version bring the much-needed design revamp for the web browser and also adds a couple of new features.
The Opera Mini users on Android will now get a native UI and feel instead of the previous interface, which seems more like a Java app than Android. Opera Mini is also getting a private mode, which doesn’t store the visited websites in browser’s history or cookies.
Here is the official change-log
New skin, native look & feel
Swipe support: swipe bookmarks to delete, swipe downloads to abort or swipe tabs to close
High DPI support
Group favorites into folders by dragging
Combined omnibar: type URLs and get suggestions when typing.
New data counter shows your daily progress on saving
Visual tab gallery
Revamped bookmark manager. Save, sync & share
Swipe up or long press to search
Merged start page with speed dial and discover
With the latest update, the Opera Mini might not have got the material design, but the new look finally brings the browser in-line with other modern browsers. The updated browser is also noticeably snappier than Chrome and Firefox for Android and the in-built compression support gives it an edge over the others.
There are still some features missing from Opera Mini like the enhanced sync support (syncing history, saved passwords, auto-fill data and more) and settings import from stock browser, but if you like super-efficient web browsing, which can even work on 2G networks, Opera Mini is the way to go.