Opera Mobile 11.5 For Android - What's New

In case you missed it: Opera Mobile 11.5 is now available in the Market.

Changes, you ask: Courtesy of SoftPedia.Com*** =>>

- Added Data Usage view
- Implemented adding bookmarks to Home Screen
- Implemented support for inline HTML5 video on Honeycomb devices
- Implemented import of system bookmarks
- Fixed problem with Cookies disappearing during the browser session
- Fixed problem with Out of Memory when login to Link account
- Fixed problem with Flash not working on HC devices after 11.00 update of Flash player
- Various fixes for font problems
- Various stability and performance fixes
- Cache stored on SD
- Updated Mobile core to 2.9.201

(*** have currently no Android device to test it ;) )

source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Learn-What-s-New-in-Opera-Mobile-11-5-for-Android-227085.shtml

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CTPAHHIK  Oct. 12, 2011 at 12:54

Sorry, Jan - it's still crap. Only good feature is data compression. I gave it a try yesterday and stock Android is better.

What do you see in it that is soo good? Am I missing something?

mrew42  Oct. 12, 2011 at 12:55

I've been running Opera mini on my Sensation since I got it back in May. Just Downlding Mobile now :)

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 12, 2011 at 13:06


it's possible that I'm just so used to it (after 5+ years)? With the many 3G holes here in Ireland it has been a must app for me from the first day of the first Beta.

But I give you that: on Android especially (but also newer Sym and iOS versions) are a lot more error-prone than the older, less eyecandy-ish versions. The native Opera Mini 5 for winmo is still the fastest browser on any mobile for when you're out of high-speed coverage.
Dito 9.5 Mobile for winmo can be tweaked to display webpages in 1080-width...together with data-compressing "Turbo" mode and flash support and complete personalisation (font/link colors, size etc etc) there is nothing available for Android or iOS or Symbian ^3 or BB that can rival them... Oh, the nostaglia :D (notice how the fact that I'm back to a winmo HD2 is not influencing my judgment at all? :p )

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 12, 2011 at 13:15

Jan, you keep preaching Opera as if it is a savior. WinMo and old BB OS understandable, but I have to disagree on Android and Apple. I never tried Nokia.

I guess for non-3G it's good and probably ideal for roaming.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 12, 2011 at 13:29

CTPAHHIK - you misread: I did just post that I find Opera Mini/Mobile on Android not as good as older versions on different OSs! ;)

And you repeated my second point re. roaming and non-3G areas. Where am I preaching? It has its uses, you cannot deny that?! Try the Android or iOS stock browser on 1 bar gprs ;)

I'm not telling folks with good reception or on WiFi to switch to flash-less Opera Mini. Now, that'd be "preaching".

blizzard7  Oct. 12, 2011 at 18:25

Now with triple posting! :p

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 12, 2011 at 21:53

Full opera is much better than mini. Pages rendered properly for a change. Still it has a long of small things that are not there compared to Android stock. I never thought it would be so difficult to make. working browser.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 13, 2011 at 07:36

OPERA'S mobile browsers are designed to mainly serve people with poor reception (and I'm not referring to thick people who don't 'get' things). Secondly, Opera Mini is designed to run on dumbphones with 200mHz processors and minus RAM... Incompatibilities with lazily designed websites are acceptable imho. Opera designed their products to work on as many OSs and devices and screen resolutions as possible.
If you are trying to say that people with bad phones and in areas without 3G should stay off your bloated web, say so :p

The problem is not OM's bugs. The problem is that, like Windows, websites are getting more and more bloated. In 2 years we'll need dual core and 2GB RAM to visit CNN...
Web designers should consider mobile users, rather than rely on more and more powerful devices and browsers. In some countries mobile browsing is THE predominant way of browsing.
And, hey, see how far Mozilla have come since the first winmo Minimo - hahaha Good desktop browser, designed by people who obviously don't get what Opera or Bolt are doing, and who can't do what Dolphin et al achieved.
You needn't use Opera, CTPAHHIK ;) But you smart enough to know Opera have a huge market that relies on their bad browsers. Cause, Bolt aside, every other mobile browser designer pretends everyone has a 3G mast in the pocket - or is very excited to use Android.

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 13, 2011 at 08:22

Jan, I was using Opera Mini on BB Bold back in the days - it was better than stock browser. It's pretty limited and not very good compared to modern browsers, but it's very light weight and fast. I perfectly agree with you if you are referring to Opera Mini.
Link that you provided is Full Featured Opera. 23MB install size on Android and 27MB memory usage with only Mobot open. Takes 2-3 sec to load on Desire HD. This does not look like something for low end phones.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 13, 2011 at 09:11

Agree, O Mobile is quite resource hungry, and its main attraction is the turbo mode - and the built in portrait qwerty if you have an old Nokia.

As to the large install package: Opera Mobile doesn't just skin the webkit engine built into Android, it is a full browser! So it is obviously a bigger package than other Androud 3rd party browsers. Further more, the Opera Mobile package for Android actually contains 2 full versions. They explained it on their blog - it has to do with the Market rules. On a rooted phone you can actually delete the unneeded parts after install.
On phones with little storage for apps I'd suggest use Mini instead of Mobile.

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 13, 2011 at 12:57

I like Mobile one. It gets very close being as good as stock browser. Maybe a few more updates and it will be browser of choice.
What is that blog you talking about?

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 13, 2011 at 13:19

been trying to find the article. Was on one of the semi-official myopera blog pages a few months ago... hm...


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