The Opera browser for Android finally got out of the Beta stage this week and Android Authority met with the guys at Opera at CTIA 2013.
Opera includes the Discover tab, a new look at Internet search, which brings a curated news feed into your web browser and is similar to other news feed apps like Flipboard or HTC’s BlinkFeed. Opera says that this will help when you are on a bus and have a spare 10 minutes to indulge yourself with some news and in other similar situations.
The Beta version of the app already offered the popular Opera Mini feature “Off-Road Mode,” which completes the rendering of a website on the Opera servers and allows you to save an estimated 80% in data usage. This can help when you’re roaming, or when your signal strength is weak and has been improved in the updated version of the app.
The Speed Dial and Bookmarks tabs have been combined into one, meaning all your favourite websites are one tap away.
When asked why you should choose Opera over the myriad of other web browsing application choices for Android (like Chrome and your built in browser), the Opera representative replied that speed and the user interface were big factors.
Opera has been big on getting its browser on as many platforms as possible and it believes that its ability to offer a consistent user interface and experience will play in its favor. For an in depth look at the Opera web browser, hit the play button down below, and to download the app, hit the source link also found below.
Will Opera be your choice as an Internet browser? Do any of the new features interest you?