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Opera Mini version 8.0 update brings a revamped interface and new data saving options
If you’ve been looking for an alternative to Google’s Chrome browser on your Android device, perhaps you should try out Opera Mini. The app has just received a big update to version 8.0, which adds a ton of new features and a redesigned interface. The UI enhancements aren’t quite Material Design, but the interface is much cleaner and the Speed Dial shortcut page looks much more intuitive. There are also new options in the Settings that will let you scale the browser to whatever size device you’re working on – whether that be a phone or a tablet.
Opera Mini has always been pretty good about saving you as much data as possible, and now the Opera team has brought that data out in the open. Now when you click on the big “O” in the corner, you’ll see a data gauge that will let you know how much data you’ve saved overall. There’s also a new private browsing mode, similar to Google’s Incognito Mode, and gesture support to initiate web searches much more easily.
Here are all of the changes you’ll see in the version 8.0 update:
- New skin, native look & feel
- Swipe support: swipe bookmarks to delete, swipe downloads to abort or swipe tabs to close
- High DPI support
- Group favorites into folders by dragging
- Combined omnibar: type URLs and get suggestions when typing.
- New data counter shows your daily progress on saving
- Visual tab gallery
- Private tabs
- Revamped bookmark manager. Save, sync & share
- Swipe up or long press to search
- Merged start page with speed dial and discover
The new version is now live in the Play Store, so head to the link below to grab the update!