back to article Opera proxy promises 'game changing' browser speed

Update: This story has been updated the clarify how Turbo operates. Opera will soon offer ISPs and mobile operators a server-side data compressor designed to significantly improve download speeds on its Opera Desktop and Opera Mobile browsers. "I really believe this will be a game changer when it comes to browsing on mobile …

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Image compression

It will be another proxy server that re-compresses images to lower quality.

This just about works on desktop systems if the JPEGs were originally saved with an unreasonable quality setting and the user doesn't look too closely. I can imagine that it might work better on mobile devices if the browser is going to scale the image down for display anyway.

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server side support

Quite, but if you use Opera Mini oo a cell phone it will actually go through a server at Opera.

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