Despite its current tough situation, Opera keeps on forging forward with its software and applications, adding features and improving on existing ones. Case in point: in the Android app's beta channel's latest update, there's a slew of small new options and enhancements all across the board.

The change you may like the most is the addition of pull to refresh, which is a much easier way to reload the page than haunting for a small refresh button to tap. While your page loads, you may also notice that the progress bar blue line animation has been improved with a pulsing rhythm. Other modifications include synchronization for your typed history, higher resolution images in the Discover section, and an upgrade to Chromium version 45.

The full changelog is provided below, with a link to grab the app from the Play Store. This is an open beta, so you won't have to sign up or join anywhere to get it on your device, but if you prefer to have the apk, here's a link to that as well.

- Add to Home screen
- Synced typed history
- Pull to refresh
- New pulsing animation for progress bar
- High resolution images in Discover
- A Chromium upgrade to version 45
- Various UI, stability and usability improvements

Opera browser beta
Opera browser beta
Developer: Opera
Price: Free