Opera is finally bringing its free VPN software to Android today, after integrating its VPN technology into its desktop browser and iOS app earlier in the year. Better yet, Opera is offering its service with completely free unlimited access, which is going to put pressure on a lot of the paid-for options out there.
Opera’s VPN is a separate app to the company’s web browser, and will apply the new location settings cross your entire device and other apps. The app offers up a quick button to mask your location, which will default to the nearest supported region. You can also lock your location to a specific region, either Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Singapore, or the United States, and disable cookies from tracking your data. More regions are apparently on the way.
Opera’s VPN is powered SurfEasy, which the company acquired last year. The app itself is free, but you will find ads tucked away within it. Opera also wants to share anonymous data about your mobile usage and browsing habits with third parties. If you’re concerned, here’s what Opera has to say about the data it collects:
“This information is made available to third parties who are interested in better understanding the mobile ecosystem and how it’s evolving. It’s important to understand that this is not data about what you do with your phone, but rather this is data about how a large group of people use their phones.”
If the contradiction of being spied on for a free VPN hasn’t put you off, you can download the app for free from the Play Store via the button below.