I love Opera Mini, not just because of its light size and data saving features, but also because the app keeps getting updated frequently with new things to check out.
This last update for example adds a QR reader and generator to the browser so that you can scan any QR code you might come across and immediately go to the linked page, or create codes to share with nearby users or online. I haven't been seeing lots of QR codes around me lately, but in the 1 or 2 instances where I came across them, I wished I could scan them easily. Now Opera Mini can handle that for me without the need for a third-party app.
The update also makes it possible to select the language in which Opera Mini is served to you. Previously, the app would use whatever language was your phone's default, but now there's a setting dedicated to letting you pick one of the 90 available options in the app.
And finally, this new version also improves download management and makes it possible to select a different default search engine for each category (web, images, shopping, video, and news).
- QR code reader & generator
- In-app camera support for file upload
- UI language settings
- Custom search engine per category