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Opera Mini 15 beta 1 for Android

  • If I may add one thing to be considered regarding downloading issue, it is our internet provider.
    I found that while using some unblocking VPN the opera mini downloads works fine. So it's not entirely Opera Mini's fault.

    and the reason why UC Browser download is good because they incorporate their own proxy for the process. heck, even we are given cloud space to save downloads directly there.

    it actually like opera mini was with the 15MB limit.
    I don't know why Opera Mini Developer team decided to take downloading out of the picture.
    I mean yes now it got fancy manager but they leave the connection to our internet provider alone with all the limitations and blocks. leave alone login download.

    so that's it. with all things considered I hope the downloads would be better in the future.

  • impression for the beta :

    functionality: fast scrolling is good. one step closer to perfection.

    rendering: engadget articles still inaccessible. so that'd be 'no improvement'.

    nothing breaks yet though.

  • Page loading speed has been noticably improved both in high and extreme mode. In high mode opera turbo is compressing data more than previous. As I checked, Facebook photos are loading 3 times faster than previous opera mini versions.
    Actually opera is saving more data now. Thanks
    Opera should now concentrate on downloading features.
    Opera still not support https download from sites like furk.net

  • Hi,
    the better compression for https sounds good, I'll keep an eye on it, see if any major differences.

    Two major changes that are negative -

    1. under data savings you deleted the option to turn images off
    2. also deleted single column view

    Without these two we will be forced to stop using Opera and develop and app instead

    Single column view allows a program to crudely replicate an app - it provides a good size for viewing (so no zooming necessary on every page load) and it's easy format for teaching new users (just scroll down), strips out most site formatting for wicked fast page loading (3 - 7 seconds on 'Edge' technology).

    Also, as I mentioned in earlier posts, on the farm fields of Ukraine (and many other developing countries most likely) this is no 3G or 2G, just Edge, which is painfully slow when loading full websites with pictures. There's a possibility we could continue with some pics as I have not put any on the pages our guys use to enter data (only the header), but without single column view Opera mini would become unusable.

    I'm guessing this is a commercial decision, no pics = no clicks = no money. I can understand this. Maybe you can continue an ultra simple fork of Opera mini (no pics, single column view) that positions itself simply as data gathering tool/app for business? (see note below) Maybe don't even call it a browser any more. To save money, don't spend any development resources on adding features, focus just on the minimum security and Android version compliance updates. Sure, we can just never update, but this is not good, I'm big on security updates.

    Thanks,
    Mike

    note: as mentioned before, we use on open source program called Tiki.org, and specifically, the 'trackers' module (databases, like MS Access), I create fields we need (tractor, field number, type of seeds planted, hectares completed, etc.), I put it on a wiki page, than, via Opera mini, the guys enter the data in (from the readings off the monitors in their tractors), and finally, the data is filtered/sorted and displayed on other wiki pages of our site (and also exported to other programs necessary our the company).

  • @mikeua7 Single column view is a feature that is exclusive to extreme mode, it is not available in high mode. If you switch to extreme mode you will both find single column mode and the possibility to disable images completely.

  • @barsk Thank-you for the info, somehow I completely missed it, apologies for writing an 'essay'! Will keep questions brief in the future.

  • Your use case is actually interesting, so thanks for sharing it with us:)

  • Third-party cookies killer ain't present yet. Can be?

  • Umm..I'm a big fan of opera mini, and opera mobile classic, since they're stable, and really fast. But since I needed more space on my device, I had to delete opera classic, and stick to the "mini". It's fast, secure. I love it! Only one problem with it all... I've noticed, that some CSS code is ignored. Like, I'm learning web design, and noticed that opera mini doesn't show moving text, moving images... Some JavaScript actions cannot be used. So I'm asking you to add support for these functions, and an option to turn them on/off since these things can slow down the browser. Also, support for watching videos would be great. (without having to use another app.. instead, opening the video inside the browser. like in safari, or uc browser.) That would be all. Other than the few minor set backs I've noted... I love your browser, and I'll continue using it. 🙂

  • So I'm asking you to add support for these functions [...]

    Hi, have you tried switching data savings mode to "High" instead of using "Extreme", which is the default mode?

  • Problem loading LeEco forum ( http://forum.letv.com/in/index.php ) in extreme mode, most of the time it gives a blank page

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