Opera Mini, a web browser whose existence revolves around reducing how much mobile data you consume, has received an update that spruces up the download manager and the search bar.

You now have the option to restrict Opera Mini to between one and five concurrent downloads at a time on mobile networks. You can have the app ask before downloading large files, or you could limit all downloads to Wi-Fi. Another new option is the choice to download all files in a default location or pick one each time.

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Aside from the download manager, this update has enhanced the search bar. You can now select a category such as web, images, shopping, video, or news before conducting a search. The experience should feel similar to visiting a search provider's homepage directly.

What's New

  • New address bar color and category labels for "Classic" app layout.
  • Download setting: Ask before downloading
  • Download setting: Concurrent downloads setting
  • Grouped download notifications
  • New file chooser when uploading files
  • Night mode toast on browser restart
  • Password manager in high data-savings mode for Android 4.4 and higher
  • Various stability and usability improvements