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March 25, 2015

Opera Mini browser for Windows Phone updates with new, refreshing modern look

Opera-Mini-betaWindows-Phone-8Opera said at Mobile World Congress, that it would release an update to their Windows Phone app that would bring with it a refreshing new look. Well the good news is that they have done so and, have done a good job at that.

Gone are the relatively finger-unfriendly icons, now replaced by much larger and bolder designs. The app now also appears to default to a more mobile friendly view of the page rather than a zoomed out desktop view, which again is more appropriate for phone access.
They do however waste some screen space advertising how much data their proxy service is saving, which can be seen in the Old v New screenshots below.



Going forward however the new screenshots below give a much better indication into the refreshing look Opera has given to the browser.



Check out why Opera just might be the browser for you!

✔ Browse faster: Content-heavy webpages with lots of images and graphics load faster. We make webpages lighter, so you can enjoy the fastest browser for your device.
✔ Save data: Opera Mini can reduce webpages down to 10% of their normal size. That saves you data, giving you faster, cheaper internet.
✔ Navigate easily: Bigger buttons and a clear layout make Opera Mini easier to use.
✔ Be social: Share your favorite content in a snap!
✔ Browse safely: Opera’s focus on security and data privacy, keeps you safer on the web.

 Version for Windows Phone 8.1, can be downloaded from the link below


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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini