Opera Browser Beta Browser Beta

Quick loading minimalist browser with browsing tab integration and recommended content

  • Category:

    Browsers

  • Version:

    Browser Beta

  • Works under:

    Android 4.1.2 / Android 4.1.1 / Android 4.2 / Android 4.1 / Android 4.0 / Android 4.3 / Android 4.2.1 / Android 4.2.2

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.5 (14)

Opera Browser Beta is the beta release of the popular web browser for Android. It's free to download and use with no additional ads, provides a user-friendly way to browse the web and has a variety of interesting features that makes it superior to many other mobile browsers. While it's a beta version and thus isn't guaranteed to work perfectly at all times, it doesn't suffer from any major performance or functionality issues.

Opera Provides an Optimal Web Browsing Experience

The user interface in Opera Browser Beta has been designed to be minimalistic and clean while looking at web pages, giving you more space to see the content you want. You can enter a website or search query in the address bar and tabbed browsing is supported just like with desktop browsers.

The Android version has a "speed dial" page that opens up when you launch the app. It lets you set up shortcuts to the pages you visit often, as well as access other common browser functions, including history and bookmarks. There's a download manager that makes it simple to keep track of the files you've downloaded. This version also comes with an improved offline browsing function. You can save the pages you want and later see them in offline mode, which is quite handy if you want to read news articles or reference materials while in a place that doesn't have reliable mobile data coverage.

Browse Faster With Off-Road Mode

Opera Browser Beta comes with a function called "Off-Road Mode." It uses sophisticated data compression technology that saves bandwidth. This speeds up your browsing, especially if you're using a slow network. If you have a mobile plan with a limited amount of monthly data transfer, this feature will help you by reducing the amount of data used during a browsing session.

A Reliable and Powerful Mobile Web Browser

The only downside to Opera Browser Beta worth mentioning is that it doesn't support Flash. This may limit your ability to use some of the less popular video streaming platforms, certain foreign TV and radio stations that provide a live web broadcast or arcade sites not optimized for mobile devices. A few small businesses may still use sites that rely on Flash elements too.

On the other hand, all of the major online services have mobile versions of their sites that use HTML5 instead. Therefore, this limitation shouldn't be a major hassle for most users.

Opera uses the WebKit rendering engine, just like the iOS version of Safari and Google Chrome. Independent tests have shown that it consistently performs fast and rarely runs into issues displaying content across a variety of Android devices. If you want one of the best browsers for Android, Opera Browser Beta is one you should try.

Pros

  • Fast and reliable mobile browser.
  • Excellent user interface layout.
  • Off-Road Mode function saves data and speeds up page load times.
  • Can save pages for offline viewing.

Cons

  • Doesn't support Flash.

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