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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Opera Mini 6 for iOS is out, high-res and with new UI

Has it been over an year since the last update? Anyway, Opera Mini 6 for iOS is finally here, nearly two months after v6 for other devices came out. The new version of the browser has much improved handling on the iPhone 4 and iPad 2, switching its user interface to make better use of the Retina screen or the tablet form factor respectively.

The star feature of Opera Mini, up to 90% reduction in data traffic, is still here, of course, but there are changes both on the inside and on the outside.
The interface has been polished (including an iPad-specific version of the UI) and there are Share buttons that will tell your friends what you like (over Facebook, Twitter or vKontakte). Panning and zooming are much faster and smoother than they used to be.
Here’s what the new tablet interface looks like:        


Opera Mini 6 on iPad
The phone UI on the other hand looks mostly the same but is now Retina display ready (Opera Mini 5 for iOS came out before the iPhone 4 and was never updated).

Opera Mini 6 on iPhone
Opera CEO says they’ve put a lot of thought behind Opera Mini 6. They also take pride that they’ve submitted a single entry into the App Store that will mold itself to work on all iOS devices.
Opera Mini 5 reached a million downloads in under a day when it came out in April last year and now it’s Opera Mini 6 turn to try and top the charts. If you’re still undecided about downloading it, here’s a video - maybe it will change your mind.

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