Web browser Opera Mini today received an update to version 9, bringing support for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in addition to a number of new features. Most notably, Opera Mini now includes a "Video Boost" setting which promises to cut down on buffering times while conserving mobile data. The app also now features extended Speed Dial functionality for saving bookmarks, and supports the larger displays of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

So, what exactly happens to the video data when it is optimized? When you select a video to watch, our servers take a quick peek at the video’s resolution and quality. Video data that’s too big is shrunk before it lands on your phone, lessening buffering time. All this happens in the blink of an eye.

Opera Mini launched in 2011 as one of the first third-party alternatives to Apple's iOS version of Safari and reached a million downloads in its first few days of availability. Since then, the app has seen a number of significant updates which have brought speed improvements, better mobile data optimization, and Speed Dial functionality.

Opera Mini is a free app for iOS devices and can be downloaded through the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

wsc9005 Avatar
88 months ago
So you use IE on Windows, Safari on OS X, and have never heard of Linux or Unix.


That's a little random ... there's no correlation between preferences of browsers and knowledge of alternative OSes :o
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iSimon Avatar
88 months ago
It makes sense when you're trying to sync between multiple platforms.
Well it would make sense if Opera actually did any syncing. Unfortunately they haven't had any syncing between platforms since it moved to WebKit so unless you are using much older versions of Opera you are pretty much stuffed as far as that's concerned. Supposedly opera link is on its way back in a couple of versions' time but for the moment I wouldn't bother with it over safari.
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lolkthxbai Avatar
88 months ago
"Report"? Or iPhone 6 and 6 Plus "Support"?
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