The internet is now an all-important commodity. We look to the internet if we want to do some research, buy products online, or even connect with friends and family through social media networks.
Mobile phones nowadays also have the ability to access the internet, may it be while using the WiFi, 3G, or 4G LTE data.
Today, we are going to talk about the Opera Browser for Android. Unlike any other internet browsers for the Android platform, the Opera Brower does a pretty good job of compressing internet content.
You see, most people who are on mobile data have “data caps”. These data caps are limits that their mobile phone service provider’s imposed and should you go beyond that data limit, you will be charged an extra fee or the speed will be throttled to a certain degree.
Because of that, the popular PC Internet browser, Opera, is now available for the Android platform. Let’s talk more about its key features.
The first key feature of the Opera Browser for Android mobile phones is that it has a very good video compression algorithm. If you’re using mobile data, this is very handy to save your allowable bandwidth per month. If you are on mobile data, when you fire up the Opera Browser for Android, it will prompt you if you want to turn on the video compression to save data. Although the drawback is that you will have lower quality videos, but you do save a lot on your data usage.
The next notable feature of the Opera Browser for Android mobile phones is that it has a “Force Zoom” capability. When using your Android mobile phone, some websites do not give you the ability to zoom in on the text, which proves to be quite problematic with people who have eyesight problems. With this internet browser, you can zoom on any webpage there is. The feature is not turned on by default but if you do want to get enjoy the feature, just head to the app’s settings and enable “Force Zoom”.
Other internet browsers on the Android platform track your Internet usage habits. It tracks which websites you go to, which webpages you frequent the most, and so on. This is, to put it bluntly, obtrusive and it invades your privacy as the user. The good thing is the Opera Browser for Android mobile phones come with a Keep it private future that disables the tracking option so that all of your internet usage habits will not be traced.
You can also stay up to date with the latest news and trends because the Opera Browser for Android mobile phones come with a built-in RSS feeder. You can choose which news feeds you want to subscribe to so you will be updated on the latest news.
The Opera Browser for Android mobile phones is a true lifesaver, especially when you use mobile internet data a lot. This amazing internet browser is free to download in the Google Play Store.