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Opera Mini is absolutely essential for web surfing on 2G or 2.5G (Edge) connections.
Opera has released a new version of its Opera Mini browser for the iPhone and the iPad, claiming "faster and smoother" pan and zoom and offering new buttons for sharing links via services such as Twitter and Facebook. The first major upgrade to the bandwidth-friendly browser since it arrived on the iPhone to much fanfare in …
So that's why all the graphics still suck even in High quality setting.
There's just too many compression artefacts around all <img>s. Is this particular Opera using WebP as they were saying in the other article?
I guess it's only good when abroad without a local SIM and paying £3 (or £6!) a megabyte, or maybe when over GPRS.
Nokia Opera, the one you had was Opera Mobile. Of course Mini exists for it too.
What MS says to Opera or any developer is, delete the working C code and re-code (!) in silverlight and compete with their full optimized IE.
I really don't think Opera or any mobile developer will do it. Objective C is still a C variant, Silverlight isn't. Apple sometimes demand things but they got amazing marketshare on mobile, just like Google. MS demand such things with 3% marketshare.
It is not like other guys don't release on purpose, you can't ship a real browser on app store. The one you get impressed is built on the exact same idea as J2ME non smart phone Opera ideal for running on sub 300Mhz feature phones.
UCWeb from China may ship as it is also built on same idea.
OK, I'll take the bait.
Granted, it's popular but by what measure did you reach that conclusion? A YouGov poll last month showed that 26% of smartphone users had an iphone, 14% used a BlackBerry and 28% used Android.
Since when did 'a smidge over a quarter' become 'almost everyone'?
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