Opera offers two varieties of browsers for Android: Opera Mini and Opera Mobile. For this review, we choose Opera Mobile, as it is the more featured of the two.
Users of Opera's desktop variant will feel at home with its mobile version. It comes equipped with synchronisation of bookmarks, Speed Dial, and search engines, thanks to Opera Link; it has the ability to save pages; and it has the option to use Opera's Turbo compression service that powers Opera Mini.
Opera did struggle with Wi-Fi T&C redirect pages, meaning that the stock browser was needed to get connectivity.
Existing Opera acolytes, or people needing to reduce their data usage, will find Opera a good choice.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets -- he claims he once read an entire one.