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The Android version of the world's most popular mobile browser, Opera Mini has just received an update. So far Droid owners only had access to the beta version of Opera Mini 5, but now they are getting an updated feature pack and the chance to enjoy a final version at the same time.

The optimized Opera Mini engine allows cutting on mobile traffic usage by as much as 90 percent, which should improve speed and decrease data charges at the same time. The latest 5.1 version is also designed to consume less system resources, being more suitable to low-end and mid-range handsets, wherehardware constraints are stronger.

Finally the Opera Mini 5.1 now gives the Android users the option to select it as the default browser. The Norwegian company hopes to match its success with the iPhone, who got its first official version not long ago. In the 24 hours following its release to the App Store, Opera mini registered over 1 million downloads topping the charts in every single country, where the Apple application store is available.

Android users, you can now head for the Android market and give the new version a try or follow this linkfrom your smartphone and get Opera Mini 5.1 directly from the developers webpage.

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Facebook Opera

 

After acquire Instagram for a $1 billion dollars, Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, is expected to acquire Opera Software too, according to recent reports.


The reason Facebook might be interested in acquiring Opera is the increased mobile traffic to the social network, which the company is unable to fully take advantage of. Buying Opera might be a huge step in solving this problem, according to analysts, and if Zuckerbeg wants to make this happen, he might have to fork out north of a billion dollars.

 

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Because of various rumors on the matter, Google and other competition have also claimed interest in the Oslo-based company. This led to a 26 percent jump in Opera's shares today, making the company worth a bit over $1 billion. The norwegian bank DNB has valuated Opera at $1.35 billion.



Opera NEXT


Today Opera Software is showing off a labs version of the Opera Mobile web browser for Android, now optimized for Intel architecture. This Opera Mobile Labs release will include advanced HTML5 and WebGL demos on the latest mobile devices powered by Intel chipsets.


Opera and Intel have been working together for over a year to bring Opera Mobile to Intel-processor-based Android devices. Now, developers with an Intel-processor-based phone or tablet can see the results by downloading Opera Mobile Labs at labs.opera.com. Advanced demos will also be available in the Opera booth in Hall 1 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.


Opera Mobile is an increasingly popular browser on the Android operating system, with super-smooth browsing, data savings when using the Opera Turbo mode, WebGL and industry-leading HTML5 support. Download and try below!


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