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Opera Mini 10 beta 1 for Android

  • does opera mini beta have a rendering engine for Turbo mode.

    Your native browser does, in my case Chrome 30. With Nexus devices you may have a cutting-edge browser.

    I was wondering, the old mini, uses already rendered pages from the server and just views them, but now with Turbo, the rendering should be done on phone, in the browser. Other browsers, including opera mobile, use a lot of ram on my device, so if Turbo on mini get improved, it will be my main browser

  • i wonder what's the difference between opera for android turbo mode and opera mini 10 beta turbo mode???

  • i wonder what's the difference between opera for android turbo mode and opera mini 10 beta turbo mode???

    That's the point using betas. 🐧

  •   does opera mini beta have a rendering engine for Turbo mode. 
        
    
    Your native browser does, in my case Chrome 30. With Nexus devices you may have a cutting-edge browser.
    

    I was wondering, the old mini, uses already rendered pages from the server and just views them, but now with Turbo, the rendering should be done on phone, in the browser. Other browsers, including opera mobile, use a lot of ram on my device, so if Turbo on mini get improved, it will be my main browser

    Opera doesn't bloat the RAM like Firefox (at 100MB margin) and indeed Mini10 should be lighter consuming memory resources on par with default browser if image quality doesn't count.

  • Data counters show sent data (sent/received ratio) higher than usual, it's up to 700KB/s on speed meter.

  • swipe down to refresh doesn't work in Turbo. also fonts size increases when in Turbo.

    Refresh swipe works just fine.

  • The most impressive feature: night mode settings persist on native player. 🍺

  • swipe down to refresh doesn't work in Turbo. also fonts size increases when in Turbo.

    Refresh swipe works just fine.

    ... on Feeds page.

  • Reverting (click back) on Opera browser after video playback the top bar is half blocked and scrolling doesn't work until second click back is triggered. I'm guessing that's a functional bug but still is redundant.

  • is there a link I can download from other than play store?

  •   swipe down to refresh doesn't work in Turbo. also fonts size increases when in Turbo. 
        
    
    Refresh swipe works just fine.
    

    ... on Feeds page.

    Well the feeds page does not seem to be different from mini mode. As feeds don't even work on opera browser, it may be using mini mode for that.

  • Turbo mode has native video playback support. just streamed a video from YouTube, and it was so fast.

  • @sagrid, no bro what i wanted to ask is different story...

    opera for android is full browser and using turbo it gives full web experience and its memory is many times larger than that of opera mini... so now opera mini also has turbo mode to display full web experience but with a small memory package...

    so what would be the difference between two

  • Turbo has some drawbacks, since it uses server based compression. also opera browser has a fully functional rendering engine, ie chromium, and thus has full support for web based apps and features. I think Turbo was added due to many requests for support for advance JavaScript and HTML 5 support. anyway ios opera mini has Turbo, mini and uncompressed mode, so why shouldn't android get them.

  • Turbo compression rate is quite low. I am on 88% on mini and 12% on Turbo.

  • @baunz, it is intentional that Opera Mini leaves night mode after turning off the screen or using other apps. We want to avoid that you pick up your phone in a bright place and are unable to see anything just because you didn't turn off night mode before you stopped using Opera the last time.

  • @baunz, it is intentional that Opera Mini leaves night mode after turning off the screen or using other apps. We want to avoid that you pick up your phone in a bright place and are unable to see anything just because you didn't turn off night mode before you stopped using Opera the last time.

    Persist on lock screen with opera mini in background though, after turning off the screen as you say.

  • @emmausss, @vigneshlin, in Opera Mini mode the pages are rendered on the server and Opera Mini just displayes them. In Opera Turbo mode the web pages are rendered on the phone instead.

    Opera for Android is a full web browser with the whole browser core built in to the apk so it renders all the web pages completely by itself. To keep Opera Mini small, Opera Turbo in Opera Mini instead uses the browser component built in to Android to render the web pages. So this way it renders web pages locally and gives you the full web experience without actually having a built in rendering engine.

  • @baunz, it is intentional that Opera Mini leaves night mode after turning off the screen or using other apps. We want to avoid that you pick up your phone in a bright place and are unable to see anything just because you didn't turn off night mode before you stopped using Opera the last time.

    Persist on lock screen with opera mini in background though, after turning off the screen as you say.

    It should be disabled after 30 seconds to not accidentally disable night mode if the screen is briefly turned off accidentally while reading a long text without touching the phone for a while.

  • Turbo has some drawbacks, since it uses server based compression. also opera browser has a fully functional rendering engine, ie chromium, and thus has full support for web based apps and features. I think Turbo was added due to many requests for support for advance JavaScript and HTML 5 support. anyway ios opera mini has Turbo, mini and uncompressed mode, so why shouldn't android get them.

    To implement partially HTML5 and ditch that for full support on Turbo doesn't have any sense requested by users or not. I think Opera guys are eager to test Opera Mini native browser and improve Turbo as being the techiest stuff perhaps due to low feedback on Opera Mobile or just following the timetable. In any case doing one move with one purpose only it's a bad strategy.

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