Opera Software has started rolling out the Opera Mini 8 mobile browser,
which features a restyled look and new features for Java-based basic
phones and BlackBerry OS devices.
Users can download the Opera Mini 8
browser on their Java-supporting feature phones and BlackBerry
smartphones via Opera's official mobile site.
Opera Mini 8 mobile browser brings three new features, namely Night
mode, which dims the effects of the screen using darker colours for
readability; improved savings reports, which allow users to monitor and
adjust how they save data, such as setting the quality of images, and
Private mode, which brings private tabs that do not save details once
the open tab is closed.
Improvements in Opera Mini 8 include a
better Speed Dial start page, which features redesigned tiles. The
browser has also been given a minimalistic redesign throughout.
on the announcement, Christian Uribe, Product Manager for Opera Mini,
Opera Software, said, "Roughly half of our 250 million Opera Mini users
are on basic phones, also called feature phones, and, today, their
browser got even better. Opera Mini 8 has a lot of new stuff to try out,
including night mode and private mode, but, for us, it is also
important that Opera Mini is a pleasure to look at. That is why we have
redesigned it to have a fresh, new look that fits into the Opera mobile
browser product line."
Earlier, Opera Software launched its 20th
iteration of Opera
browser for Android (the company calls it Opera 20 for Android), with
a number of tweaks along with a major update for WebRTC, a real-time
communication API definition.