Opera Mini Gets Updated to v5.1, We Go Hands On!Filed Under Nokia 5800 News
Our Norwegian friends from Opera have been all over the news for quiet some time now. First it was the release of their Opera 10.6, which they claim to be the fasted browser on earth! Just over a week after their update for the desktop version, their popular mobile browser-Opera Mini saw an update and as always we are going hands on with it.
The mobile browsers from Opera- the Java based Opera Mini and the beastlier Opera Mobile have been the browser of our choice for quiet sometime now. Adobe’s Flash is one thing we sorely miss on this browser, but let’s see how well they compensate for the lack of it in their latest iteration.
In their latest iteration of the java based mobile browser, Opera have decided to steam iron out the wrinkles around their previous iteration in the sense that we don’t see any major additions in the new version. It’s as Opera team puts it a “minor” update but an important update nevertheless. The latest browsers now sports a new skin which makes multiple window browsing faster than ever. Couple this with improved memory management and improved scrolling performance, you have an update you always asked for!
What we like?
- Overall improvement in browsing performance
- Opera Link continues to be amuse us
What we don’t like?
- Absence of Flash!
Like we said earlier, Opera Mini 5.1 doesn’t pack any major additions to it’s earlier version but the update is something you don’t wanne be missing. The new memory management frees up RAM so that you don’t have to kill any of those background applications you love to keep running. We don’t know if it’s the fastest mobile browser on earth, but yeah it’s definitely the fastest browser on 5800!