Android users now have a new choice when it comes to browsers. Today, Opera Software announced that Opera Mobile 10.1 beta is available in the

Opera Mobile 10.1 beta for Android is here

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Android users now have a new choice when it comes to browsers. Today, Opera Software announced that Opera Mobile 10.1 beta is available in the Android Market for free, providing the many millions of Android users better browser performance and an improved user experience.

omb10 1Android users are known to appreciate speed and functionality. They are also known for their demands for new and improved software for their handsets, as well as an almost emotional relationship to their phones. Now, they have the opportunity to run Opera Mobile, made by a company that shares their passion for a better browser.

“Android users now have a better choice when it comes to using a browser on their mobile devices,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “With Opera’s new browser for Android, we give users the opportunity to access the Web, using the best tools available.”

Opera Mobile boasts faster page loading than other browsers and a highly fluid panning, scrolling and smooth zooming experience. Speed Dial, another Opera innovation, gives quick and easy access to the user’s favorite websites while the password manager saves the user from cumbersome mobile-phone typing. Additionally, users will experience better browsing on slow or congested networks with Opera Turbo, which provides up to 80 percent data compression.

Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta for Android also features:

  • Easy tab management with visual tabs
  • Opera Presto rendering engine
  • Sync your bookmarks across devices with Opera Link
  • Ability to be set as the default browser
  • Geolocation support
  • SVG support

Download Opera Mobile directly to the Android phone for free from the Android Market or at For more information, visit


  1. I am submitting this comment via Opera Mobile 10.1 beta on my Mini Pro. Looks and feels just like Opera Mini.

    This may just end up as my default browser.

  2. ‘Ability to be set as the default browser’

    Really? Wao! Can not wait for this to happen on Symbian^3!

    this singular feature is the most compelling reason for me – so far – to try an Android device on. for size.

    This multi-(all?)-platform ubiquity of Opera is a challenge to UcWeb to get their acts together, and take the fight to Opera. UcWeb is technically good enough to upstage Opera as King of Mobile Browsers!

    Yomi said, ‘This may just end up as my default browser.’

    Data security apart (secure sites – https), I would love to know if there is another (better?) alternative browser for Android that effectively addresses the data gluttony problem of the Android..?

  3. @bosun99uk:- in software development, design is the main thing.
    Once that is implementing that design using any development language on any platform is often the simpler portion of the equation…

    I hear this version took these guys just a month to develop for the Android os!

  4. EyeBeeKay,

    There’s no other browser that I know of on the Android platform that addresses data consumption the way that Opera does.

  5. please guys, how do I make this opera the default browser on my galaxy s. I have been enjoying it since I downloaded like an hour ago. its far better than the stock browser.

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