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Opera Mini 8 for Windows Phone

  • Hi All!

    I would like to announce that we have released a new version of Opera Mini for Windows Phone. And, as some of you might have noticed already, we removed the ‘beta’ label from it. After the previous beta release, we saw a massive drop in crashes reported from your devices - they’re a ¼ of the previous level, so the product is quite stable - calling it a beta doesn’t quite fit.

    But, on to the good stuff!

    On to the details, here is the changelog, compared to the last beta:

    * [WP-798] - Downloading - mp4 file is now recognized as known file type.
    * [WP-806] - Downloading with known file type no longer gets stuck on the finish when Opera is installed on SD card.
    * [WP-879] - The default image quality is now medium.
    * [WP-968] - Only the remove option is left on long tap on a group in history.
    * [WP-969] - After removing all items in history, the empty icon should turn up.
    * [WP-979] - It is no longer necessary to press back twice to return from saved page to the Speed Dial.
    * [WP-990] - Clicking back while a page is loading no longer results in a strange browser state.
    * [WP-995] - Sizes and spacings in the intro have been adjusted.
    * [WP-996] - The missing space on history entries has been fixed.
    * [WP-1011] - T stop button works.
    * [WP-1014] - Clicking on a minimized address bar shows the full version.
    * [WP-1015] - The back button cancels text selection.
    * [WP-1017] - The “select text” option works on links.
    * [WP-1018] - Link feedback no longer stops working after a while.
    * [WP-1020] - History items are no longer visible on the suggestion list after clearing history.
    * [WP-1029] - The page title is visible on a closed top bar with a light theme.
    * [WP-1076] - The data-savings line has been changed to #45bf55.
    * [WP-1083] - A crash on third-party licenses has been fixed.
    * [WP-1085] - “edit speed dial” now saves
    * [WP-1101] - On pin to start, the badge now displays.
    * [WP-1102] - On pin to start, an option to unpin has been added.
    * [WP-1104] - On pin to start, live tiles are now in accordance with the specification.
    * [WP-1113] - On pint to start: All URL parameters are now stored in a live tile.
    * [WP-1114] - Japanese font issues have been fixed.
    * [WP-1115] - CLR_EXCEPTION_System.InvalidOperationException has been addressed.
    * [WP-1121] - The small [g] logo in the address bar at browser start has been fixed.
    * [WP-1140] - The animation after adding a Speed Dial entry has been fixed.
    * [WP-1154] - The fonts problem after updating to beta 4 has been fixed.
    * [WP-1160] - An incorrect element is no longer activated after focusing on a textbox and scrolling down.
    * [WP-1165] - The pin to start option is now enabled by default. 
    

    In general:

    • We’ve added an option to the ‘+’ menu in the address bar, so you can pin pages to your start screen.
    • We’ve increased a bit font sizes on default settings.
    • We have tweaked the UI in various places.
    • The back button behavior is now more consistent within our browser.
    • We’ve also fixed another batch of crashes.

    So, please give it a try! The update is now live in the Windows Phone Store. As always, we would like for you to leave us your feedback here or via the ‘report issue’ option in settings.

  • Thank you opera team,

    new features are getting added.
    now font size is good and clear.
    surfing is faster.

    scrolling the pages is not smooth enough.
    using Lumia 520 wp8.1

  • Thx Opera but browser is still unusable. Most of pages looks like .... just bad. Not gonna waste your and mine time for typing/reading - try inoreader.com.
    Still don't remembers sessions after resuming. Why i just can't switch off this saving data feature? I don't need this and i think this cousing very slow sites loading.
    I love SpeedDial, bookmarks are ok as well.
    PS. I tried post this comment using new Opera and Lumia 925 but this just not working. Text vanished.

  • Dear bpydzinski sir
    thanks for new version pl update us when we will get book mark sycronisation as we need now to use our book mark

    can u update us when we will get book mark sycronisation for opera mini for windows

  • Thanks For The Update.
    I Was Initially Reluctant To Update, But I See What Our Be Missing Out On.

    However, There Is One Feature That Is Still Missing.

    The RSS Reader, I Hope It'll Return In The Next Update.

  • Sorry gentelmans but this its still a joke not browser. Shame on you. Not even Beta, still pre-Alpha.
    Another not working site: mobile DeviantArt. And again - i tried post this post ( ;) ) using Opera - forget, not gonna happend, text vanishing after i type and tap Post comment.
    Shame, honestly, im sick and tired od those keep crashing pseudo browsers like Surfy or UC Browser.

    (a moze lepiej zebym napisal po polsku co mysle o tym "browserze", mniej ludzi bym obrazil ;) )

  • We need night mode (light-colored text on a black background)!

  • opera team pl update when book mark sycronisation will be released for us as without book mark sycronisation
    it apppears half baked foood

    needs to give us full flege all feature enable browser??????

  • opera team pl update when book mark sycronisation will be released for us as without book mark sycronisation
    it apppears half baked foood
    needs to give us full flege all feature enable browser??????

    You will know about bookmarks synchronisation when they release an new version with that feature and mention it in the changelogs.

  • opera mini on windows phone 8.1
    feed://list
    Client doesn't support feeds ! Why ? The previous version, i can use it !
    Where i can download older version supporting RSS feeds ! Thank you

  • I am a devoted Opera user. For years. Would like to use on phone too. Currently using alternatives until I can sync bookmarks. Any idea when we might see opera mini for windows version that is capable of synchronizing bookmarks?

  • I am a devoted Opera user. For years. Would like to use on phone too. Currently using alternatives until I can sync bookmarks. Any idea when we might see opera mini for windows version that is capable of synchronizing bookmarks?

    We will let you know when it's ready.

    In the meantime, we have pushed new bug fixing version to the store today. Changelog for version 8.0.4.73 includes improvements for chinese and japanese fonts, improvements for scrolling performance and another batch of crash fixes.

  • bpydzinski sir

    the opera has improved alot in stability now just waiting for book mark sycronisation should we expect in next release

  • sir
    the opera mini is missing from windows store pl have check we are not able to download

    has app been removed from store?

  • sir
    the opera mini is missing from windows store pl have check we are not able to download
    has app been removed from store?

    Yes, it was taken down by Microsoft. We're doing our best to bring it back again.

  • thank u sir for update and hopefully to see it again at the eraliest

  • sir when we expect the opera mini to be back in stores need it at the earliest

  • The UI is quite alright but the speed is just unbearable. I mostly use the mobile InoReader site and that shouldn't be that big. Loads fine in IE but takes more than 15 seconds for each request on Mini (if it loads at all).

    Sorry but this might be fine in the middle of nowhere but it shouldn't be like this over 4G or WiFi.

  • sir when we expect the opera mini to be back in stores need it at the earliest

    It's back in the store!

  • thanks sir it is back

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