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  1. blackdalhia

    blackdalhia Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi !
    I ve purchased an MID with Android 2.1 and just installed Opera mini from the martket.

    This does not seem to work. When I click on the Opera icon, it is launching opera but I cannot see any url bar nor content : just a blank screen. After a while it says "unable to connect. Please review your network settings" .

    I am connected to my private wireless routeur via wifi, and the default browser works perfectly ... any idea where does this come from ?

    thanks in advance for any help !!!:)

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  2. Asterdroid

    Asterdroid Android Expert

    Don't use Opera Mini. It's not any better than the stock browser. From what I understand it used to be an improvement over the stock browser pre-android 1.6, but that's no longer the case. If you're looking for something that's an improvement over the stock android browser, try xScope, Steel, or Dolphin Browser.
  3. cornbreadfarts

    cornbreadfarts Android Enthusiast

    that personal opinion. i think opera is better than dolphin, stock etc.
  4. Mr Sworld

    Mr Sworld Newbie

    There are some forums I visit that have very long threads (over a hundred pages), Opera is the only browser that allows me to view these threads. I gave up with Dolphin HD and a couple of others.
  5. blackdalhia

    blackdalhia Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thx for your reply

    in fact I am installing Opera because i have a problem with Flash.

    I have developped an application in Openlaszlo producing flash and cannot launch it with my MID : i see a blank screen with a blue lego brick in the middle which i believe is due to the fact it cannot read flash.

    Since Android 2.1 cannot use Flash player 10.1, is there any other alternative ? (I thought using Opera mini would be one but cannot install it properly)
    I tried to install flash lite 4 but apparently it can be installed only on HTC...

    is there any way to read flash on Android 2.1 ?

    for instance i cannot see this site properly : FLO
    (on the left side there is a flash menu that i don t see)

    i am desperately trying to find a solution to that so any help would be much appreciated !! ;)
  6. heybk

    heybk Member

    that flash menu loaded for me using skyfire browser..but opera is still my browser of choice atm just cuz it's so damn quick

    loaded in dolphin browser HD and the stock browser also
  7. blackdalhia

    blackdalhia Lurker
    Thread Starter

    yes but on which android and which hardware are you running opera ?
    did you install any plugin to read flash ?
  8. blackdalhia

    blackdalhia Lurker
    Thread Starter

    is there any way to read flash content with Android 2.1 ?

    everybody was screaming and shouting at Apple because iphone and ipad cannot read flash, but in fact no Android except 2.2 can read it neither ....
  9. scottb

    scottb Newbie

    Is this the first time you tried Opera Mini on this device? Opera Mini usually requires a cellular connection the first time it's run. After that, it will use WiFi.
  10. blackdalhia

    blackdalhia Lurker
    Thread Starter

    yes this is the first time. This device is an MID not a phone so i can connect only via wireless connection
  11. blackvyper

    blackvyper Well-Known Member

    Opera Mini 5.1 is one of the best of not the best browser out there. It syncs with Opera's online servers so you never lose your bookmarks and it can open up multiple windows that make Dolphin HD just look bad. I use the stock browser every now and then but it's not on a regular basis.
  12. madmonk

    madmonk Member

    Cant fault Opera Mini 5 at all. Very fast, and uses so much less data than the stock browser on Desire.
  13. NYskyHI

    NYskyHI Lurker

    Opera ran great and much faster for me than the stock browser for a week and then the black screen of death took over.. wtf
  14. ClubSteeler

    ClubSteeler Well-Known Member

    I can not disagree more... I've tried 4 different Browsers and MUCH prefer Opera Mini over all of them. Dolphin is also nice, but Opera is faster. Opera blew away my wife's Iphone safari browser. If it had flash, it would be perfect.
  15. Tansey

    Tansey Newbie

    I'm sorry I can't help with your problem, OP, but I just wanted to say that I, too, prefer Opera Mini over every other browser. I was using Dolphin HD but OMG that browser was so slooooooow. It was so slow I went back to the stock browser while searching for a new browser (the stock browser is also slow, but not nearly as slow as Dolphin was for me). When I installed and tried Opera Mini I almost fell over from shock at how fast it is and I wanted to slap myself for not having it installed on my phone from day one, lol.

    While Dolphin is cool in that it has a ton of addons you can use with it, I much prefer a browser that runs almost as fast as my PC browser because there's nothing worse than trying to look something up on the net only to forget what it was you were looking up because the pages take so long to load. I'll gladly sacrifice all the bells and whistles some of the browsers on the market have for good ole' Opera Mini.

    Opera Mini did receive an update a few weeks back that added a cool new toolbar though. I love Opera Mini the way it is now and I'll never stop using it. I'd LOVE to try out the new Opera Mobile Web Browser, but at 6MB pre-install I don't have enough room for it on my phone (running 2.1 so I don't have Apps2SD) :(
  16. erwaso

    erwaso Member

    i prefer opera mini except 2 things about it.

    -50% of the time i click a link (like the word "Applications" in this forum), it loads for a sec or two then stops loading. i have to long press and select "open in new tab" to get the page to load.

    -mcdonalds and starbucks require accepting terms before using their free wifi. those pages dont load in opera mini. i have to open it up in the native browser to click the "accept" button then use opera mini.

    other than that its great lol
  17. sinnj

    sinnj Lurker

    My Opera mini suddenly stopped working. The following fix worked for me:

    1. I deleted some wifi finder, analyzing, mapping, etc. apps I had downloaded and run, suspecting that perhaps they had interfered with Opera's wifi connection ability.
    2. I uninstalled then reinstalled Opera mini. (I also uninstalled and left uninstalled Opera mobile, but I suspect that was not a factor).

    Hope that helps.


  18. keysgate

    keysgate Lurker

    by any chance are you using opendns with filtering enabled. It will not work, Opera Mini uses proxy servers.

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