Opera Mini introduces video compression, faster buffering, for iOS users

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With the high cost of mobile browsing and sometimes bad network coverage, Opera Mini comes in handy with its data compression technology especially in developing countries like ours, which is why personally Opera is my default mobile browser. Recently, the team behind Opera Mini added video compression feature in its latest update for iOS.

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The Opera Mini 9 video boost reduces video buffering by reducing the video data size to a minimum using a Rocket Optimizer Engine from Skyfire, a company they acquired about a year ago. A recent internet research showed that about 53% of the mobile data is eaten up by streaming videos which could rise to 69% by 2018. So we can guess Opera worked towards meeting the needs of such users.

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You can access the video boost by clicking the “O” menu on your Opera Mini but you would have to upgrade to the latest version on your iOS device. There’s no news yet for this same feature on  Androids. Hopefully, it will be out soon.

Download Opera Mini 9 from the App Store.

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