Missing Android APKs for Opera for Android
Hello Opera Community and Team,
I am doing some research which requires me to download all the old APK versions for a browser. I have been successful in getting all the versions of Opera Mini (some from the official FTP but there were a few for which I had to use APKMirror) and Opera Mobile Classic, well ya know, it only had one major release but I am facing a few issues while completing my Opera for Android collection.
Thank you Opera team for making FTP Archive of all the older browser versions available. Without it, I would have no idea from where to start and the collection would have to be incomplete, but it seems not all the old versions are available in the archive. Opera for Android have quite a few browsers missing in the sequence.
I was able to get version 44 which was missing in android directory but there are a few more versions that are not available in the ftp and I was unable to find apks for them on the public internet. I am not aware of how the Opera used to version these apks and if it skipped some versions in the process or if there's another reason behind their absence in the archive. It would be great if someone from the Opera team can shed some light on this matter and I hope someday someone else would also come here in search of the answer.
My initial thinking was that these versions were never released but as seen from the Opera 44 and other examples I had a good success finding some of those on the public internet whih were not available in the ftp archive so I also have a reason to believe that they exist just not in the ftp archive and If Opera team would be willing to make them available for the public too.
Following are the skipped versions I found for Opera for Android
44 APK found from APKMirror
Thanks a lot for reading..
TLDR: Some versions seem to be missing in Android FTP Archive, I was able to find some of them on public internet, were the missing ones ever released or are they just missing from the arhcive.