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Opera Mini 5 beta for Android phones

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by glorify, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. glorify

    glorify Active Member
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    If this was mentioned elsewhere, please delete. Works really well. Finally, I can get back to the best mobile browser out there.

     

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  2. scottmbolt

    scottmbolt Well-Known Member
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    I agree. I love this browser. Yes, some people are complaining that the pictures aren't good quality, but thats the idea behind it. It compresses them to load faster, so the pictures don't look as good. But its mobile browsing, so would you rather have a decent looking picture and have the browser load fast, or a SLOW loading browser with perfect pictures? I'll take this fast browser any day.

    I also think that the tap-to-zoom works great.

    +1 for Opera Mini!
     
  3. dmm5157

    dmm5157 Well-Known Member
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    I'm a big fan of it as well. It's very functional. fast, and easy to use. When I'm on my phone, I want to be able to access sites quickly. Opera has always been great at this. the older Opera Mini didn't work so well with touch phones. This new one is much better. Looking forward to more from it.
     
  4. bucketheadmn

    bucketheadmn Well-Known Member
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    I downloaded and played around with it a little bit this morning. Not a fan of its rendering of pages, for example loading up google did not provide me with the options at the top of the page for Web Images Local News more. Seems that it does not load up any google mobile pages - the news page of google was all jacked up as well. I also had to go digging to sign into google.

    While it did load pages up fast in its current version not going to use it. I will keep it installed to keep up with updates to see if and when these problems are corrected.
     
  5. BOO5TED

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    Love it, just wish I could set it as a default browser. :(
     
  6. scottmbolt

    scottmbolt Well-Known Member
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    +1 for sure!
     
  7. a1platnum

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    TY Opera, actually doing this message from the browser. 4.2 was not serviceable, and should've never been in the market place. I actually like the stock browser, but have installed 5, when I need a little more speed, a little less flash(pun intended).
     
  8. mills23

    mills23 Well-Known Member
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    Could you tell me how to use this? does it only work with the physical keyboard? i cant find how to search the web. I can enter what i want on the touch screen but i don't know how to make it go from there.
     
  9. bucketheadmn

    bucketheadmn Well-Known Member
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    Hit enter (lower right key on virtual keyboard).
     
  10. JINXR

    JINXR New Member
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    works good, but you can't post anything on message boards with it. I've already lost 3 postings worth of text because it reloads the page and wipes out the text box as soon as I exit the keyboard.
     
  11. dodgerbluehero

    dodgerbluehero Well-Known Member
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    i wanted to rock this browser cause i had it on my BB but i read that you cant set it as the default browser? and i dont like that i cant set up my bookmarks on the mainscreen
     
  12. jimdroid

    jimdroid Well-Known Member
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    True, you can't use bookmarks on the desktop, but it's so freaking fast, and it has a cool start page where you can put 9 frequently used bookmarks, AND, it has real bookmarks with nested folders (that sync to the PC version of Opera)...to me, that more than makes up for it.

    .02

    jd
     
  13. Xandria

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    I found Opera about 5 days ago and LOVE it!!! Best browser I have ever used on a cell phone, EVER.
     
  14. Xandria

    Xandria Well-Known Member
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    That would be soooo nice!
     
  15. chuhsi

    chuhsi Well-Known Member
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    yeah, i could not figure out how to set opera as default...guess i can't?
     
  16. JMac202

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    It's ok so far. Mainly because I'm not to familiar with it yet. Otherwise I'm not knocking it.
     
  17. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Well-Known Member
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    It loads pages fast but does anybody else have a problem with scrolling on it with the Hero? It seems like if I want to scroll straight down, it'll kind of go off the the left/right a little... not a deal breaker but its getting annoying.
     
  18. scottmbolt

    scottmbolt Well-Known Member
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    Yes I have experienced the same thing. It isn't necessarily a deal breaker, because it is SO FAST! :D
     
  19. Xandria

    Xandria Well-Known Member
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    I get that too, but I don't mind!! It is so much better than dolphin!
     
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