Opera aims to double user base by 2017

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Android users will now be able to use the new version of Opera mini mobile browser. It is available for free from Google Play.

The browser now comes with a new look and feel with a totally redesigned user interface.

The upgraded version of Opera Mini for Android coincides with the announcement of Opera’s high growth targets for the Android platform.

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“We aim to reach 275 million users on the Android platform by 2017, more than doubling today’s user base of 130 million,” says Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software.

Key features:

# A simplified menu

# Overhauled Speed Dial

# A private-browsing mode

# Options to customize the browser layout for more thumb-friendly surfing.

# A scalable interface with higher resolution for tablets and large phones.

# Updates to the Discover newsfeed to provide more of the latest content across the web.

# A data counter to show daily progress on data savings, helping users keep data costs under control.

Opera Mini 8 compresses webpages to as little as 10% of their original size. This decreased data traffic means users get to their content faster, extending their data plans further.