Opera Mini 5.1 for Android released

The latest version of Opera Mini was just released for Google Android devices and can now be set as the default web browser. There are several improvements in Opera Mini 5.1 and you can check them all out for free.
Written by Matthew Miller, Contributing Writer

I enjoy trying out alternative web browsers on my devices and Opera Mini is one of my favorites because it works across such a broad range of devices and mobile operating systems. Today, Opera announced the final release candidate of Opera Mini 5.1 for Android that is now available in the Android Market. This release comes less than a week after the Opera Mini 5.1 for Java phone release and looks to have several improvements for Android users.

Here is what is reported as new with Opera Mini 5.1:

  • 96 languages are now supported in the user interface.
  • Improved page layout on high-resolution screens.
  • Improved kinetic scrolling.
  • Opera Mini can now be set as the default browser.
  • Automatically save browsing sessions if Opera Mini is killed by the system while in the background. Your session is restored if Opera is re-opened within 60 minutes.
  • Full-screen now uses the whole screen.

I downloaded this on my HTC EVO 4G and the eval Motorola Droid X last night and spent a few minutes with the new browser. It is definitely a nice browser and I plan to spend a lot more time with it. You can download from the Android Market or visit m.opera.com from your current Android browser.

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