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Opera Mini Presents More Intensive Compression Technology

Yenny Yusra - 10 September 2015

As part of its “acquiring 275 million Android users by 2017” plan, Opera launched its latest innovation called Opera Mini 11, which is claimed to be able of saving the use of data plan on cellphone and smartphone. Opera Mini 11 comes with two different data compression options, High and Extreme, which can be chosen based on users’ preference.

Those two technologies work by sending the access for site’s pages to data storage server. The server will then erase every extra element that the sites have, reduce the pixel of images, diagnose the quality of user’s connection and compress every downloading process. All these processes are done before the browser sends the pages back to users.

“The appearance that appears on cellphone and smartphone will be slightly different, starting from the font to images, video, and other stuff. That’s normal since we compress the data, but not the connection,” Opera Mini’s Product Manager Christian Uribe during a media event in Jakarta.

Compression indeed is the simplest way of saving data usage on mobile phone. The High compression option is ideal for smartphones in Wi-Fi area, as the compression process will automatically be adjusted to the available connection.

However, users are suggested to apply the Extreme compression option should they use pre-paid and post-paid data package, as the data will be compressed much more significantly, allowing users to enjoy fast internet using the least amount of data consumption.

Besides offering the new compression technology, Opera Mini 11 is also equipped with new features, such as a brand new UI for bookmarks and saved pages, change in tab positions, private browsing mode, higher resolution on interface for tablet and big screen smartphones, calculation on data consumption, and many more.

“Opera only wants to offer new solution for mobile users in Indonesia, both experience and impression-minded ones,” Opera Software Indonesia’s Communications Manager Kooswardini Wulandari concluded.

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