Opera and Opera Mini, why two different browser?
matteopizzico last edited by
I'd like to know why there are two browser that make same things.
For example, Opera Mini has the "extreme modality" to preserve data activated by default, if I turn off this option, Opera mini turns into normal Opera.
Then, Opera mini has a better looking and an ad block, it's faster and less buggy.
A Former User last edited by
leocg Moderator Volunteer last edited by
As said, they are different products.
Opera for Android uses Chromium and traffic doesn't go through Opera's servers unless you are using data saving mode. Also, (almost) all work is done in the client side.
In Mini, all traffic goes through Opera's servers and data is more or less compressed depending on the mode you choose, high or extreme. In high mode Mini uses Android's webview and in extreme mode it works like old Mini, with hthe user getting a snapshot of the page after it have been processed in Opera's servers.