When it comes to browsers, especially in the mobile scene, there’s as many fanboys out there as there are for the handsets they work on. While the Opera browser may not be the most publicized variation out there, it’s still one of the best, and if you’ve used it, you know why. Rendering the pages on a remote server so they load faster on your mobile device is almost ingenious, and we wish that more browsers did it. If you find yourself on a “low-end” device, then you’ll like this new version of Opera’s mini browser — you’re now supported.
The update itself is minor — it’s designed specifically for those entry-level devices, especially the ones that may not have a lot of memory tucked away inside. Opera says the new browser has removed some icons, some graphics, and the visual speed dial tool that was showcased prominently in the user interface. According to the company, by removing these features, the browser can now load much faster, scrolling speed is increased, and the overall performance will improve as well.
If you’re wondering if Opera pointed one platform out amongst the others, they sure did. They let owners and users of Nokia’s S40-based handsets know that the update is perfect for their devices, while mentioning the download to the upgraded software is a free download. Smartphone owners shouldn’t need to download the upgrade.