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Ads are annoying.
More than that, internet advertising have been frequently used to deliver malware, spyware or worst, ransomeware.
It's not good enough to expect user to report bad ads or inappropirate content. It should be up to the service provider to be compliant.
@leocg I used to support Opera by introducing it to my friends and family. I stopped when Opera stop innovating.
There are various ways other browsers monetise off their user. From selling (anonymised) user browsing habits to advertiser to search engine referrals etc... None of these methods are as in your face as fullscreen advertising that user cannot closed.
At the rate this is going, Opera will be refer to in the same breath as Cheatah Mobile. The only way it will get onto a device is by being pre installed or by tricking user into installing it. That's very far to fall for a company that was once the leader in browser innovation.
@leocg From memory, Opera Mini's fullscreen ads required user to wait 3 seconds before it disappeared. There was no close button to dismiss it.
Ads that take up the entire screen or interfere with normal use and do not provide a clear means to dismiss the ad:
BTW, the mobile UI for this forum is pretty awesome. I would drop the floating red button. It's hiding texts I'm typing.
@sandroklostermann Well spotted. I have only saw the headline about banning ads on the lockscreen.
@leocg We are talking about the recent introduction of fullscreen advertising in Opera so it's not that far off topic. If you feel it would be better to split this discussion into a new thread, please do so but make sure to give it an appropriate Topic heading. I cannot think of one that take the subject seriously enough but at the same time does not sound like we are trolling.
if v30/31 is installed already, unrooted phones won't you allow to downgrade without adb
I signed into my Opera account to sync my bookmarks and then uninstall the new version before installing v29.
@leocg APKmirror is run by Android Police, one of the most respected Android site on the web. The download page even provide confirmation that the apk is signed by Opera so it's safe to install.
I've been using Opera since v5, when it was still shareware. I was disappointed when Opera move to Blink engine and dropped most of the features that made it stand out. Although I still use the latest Opera for Windows on my netbook, this latest development of pushing ads onto users of Opera Mini is the last straw. I don't see myself using Opera past the next 12 months. Thanks to all who have put in the hard work to make this great piece of software. Too bad, corporate greed from above ruined your hardwork.