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Opera VPN app rolls out to Android

Oslo - August 23, 2016

A free and unlimited VPN app for Android is today available from Opera. The new app lets people enhance their online privacy, block ad-tracking cookies, access more online content, extend the geographical reach of apps and test the security of Wi-Fi networks.

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Improved video multitasking in Opera for computers

Oslo, Norway - August 2, 2016

The latest version of Opera for computers, released today, revamps the new video pop out feature. This unique technology allows users to easily detach and move a video to the side of the screen, so they can continue watching while working, playing or doing research - in the browser or any other program.

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Lack of mobile connectivity is biggest fear of Indian travelers

July 20, 2016

Travel has become an intrinsic part of young Indians' lives. To most people, travel means “vacation", a temporary break from reality, often to some place warm and exotic. While traditionally this has been a time to disconnect and recharge, a new survey by Opera and Wudstay reveals that lack of mobile connectivity is the biggest fear of Indian travelers today.

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690 crore rupees in data savings for Indian Opera Mini users

New Delhi - July 14, 2016

Users of the Opera Mini mobile browser saved 40,135,582 GB (36K Terabytes) of data in one year*, according to an analysis of the behavior of Opera Mini users in India. The saved data is worth INR 690 crore when calculated on the basis of 1 GB costing INR 173 on average. Opera Mini’s compression technology shrinks data by up to 90%, helping users save data.

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Opera TV Launches Next-Generation OTT TV App Technology

Oslo, Norway - July 14, 2016

Opera TV today announced the launch of the latest update to its next-generation TV app technology, Opera TV Snap 3.0.

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  • Opera VPN app rolls out to Android

    Oslo - August 23, 2016

    A free and unlimited VPN app for Android is today available from Opera. The new app lets people enhance their online privacy, block ad-tracking cookies, access more online content, extend the geographical reach of apps and test the security of Wi-Fi networks.

    » Read more
  • Improved video multitasking in Opera for computers

    Oslo, Norway - August 2, 2016

    The latest version of Opera for computers, released today, revamps the new video pop out feature. This unique technology allows users to easily detach and move a video to the side of the screen, so they can continue watching while working, playing or doing research - in the browser or any other program.

    » Read more
  • Lack of mobile connectivity is biggest fear of Indian travelers

    July 20, 2016

    Travel has become an intrinsic part of young Indians' lives. To most people, travel means “vacation", a temporary break from reality, often to some place warm and exotic. While traditionally this has been a time to disconnect and recharge, a new survey by Opera and Wudstay reveals that lack of mobile connectivity is the biggest fear of Indian travelers today.

    » Read more
  • 690 crore rupees in data savings for Indian Opera Mini users

    New Delhi - July 14, 2016

    Users of the Opera Mini mobile browser saved 40,135,582 GB (36K Terabytes) of data in one year*, according to an analysis of the behavior of Opera Mini users in India. The saved data is worth INR 690 crore when calculated on the basis of 1 GB costing INR 173 on average. Opera Mini’s compression technology shrinks data by up to 90%, helping users save data.

    » Read more
  • Opera TV Launches Next-Generation OTT TV App Technology

    Oslo, Norway - July 14, 2016

    Opera TV today announced the launch of the latest update to its next-generation TV app technology, Opera TV Snap 3.0.

    » Read more
  • Extra discounts in 18 online stores for Opera users in Harboldan

    Jakarta, Indonesia - June 24, 2016

    Opera will celebrate Ramadan by offering discounts to shoppers as part of Hari Belanja Online Ramadan (Harboldan/Ramadan Online Shopping Day) 2016. As a supporting partner, leading internet-services company Opera offers discounts to shoppers with voucher code SHOPWITHOPERA at Zalora, Lazada, Brand Outlet, MatahariMall, Asmaraku, Harga Hot, Muslimarket, VIP Plaza, Zataru, Sociovit and Tororo.

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  • Unlimited premium apps and games for Android users in Indonesia with Opera

    Jakarta, Indonesia - June 23, 2016

    XL and Hutchison 3 Indonesia (Tri) users in Indonesia can now download as many premium apps and games as they like with Opera Apps Club, an “all-you-can-eat” subscription service for Android apps. With this subscription, smartphone users will not have to worry about in-app purchases and advertisements.

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  • Opera’s ad blocker launches on all mobile platforms

    Oslo, Norway - June 16, 2016

    Opera’s ad blocker is now available on all mobile platforms. The built-in feature has today landed in the Opera Mini browsers for iOS and Windows Phone, as well as the Opera browser for Android.

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  • Samsung and Opera help Vietnamese users save mobile data on Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - June 10, 2016

    Opera and Samsung have worked together to bring the ultra data saving (UDS) feature to Vietnam on Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 smartphones. This feature provides up to 50% savings on data and also frees up to 11% RAM. Users of the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 can get more enjoyment online for video and music streaming.

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  • New battery saver in Opera extends battery life and reduces laptop overheating

    Oslo, Norway - June 8, 2016

    A new battery saver feature is ready today in Opera for computers. Test results show that, once enabled, it extends a laptop’s battery life by up to 50%, while keeping the laptop cooler. Reducing overheating is especially important during the summer months when people travel with their laptops.

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  • Samsung’s ultra data saving mode powered by Opera Max debuts in Indonesia

    Jakarta, Indonesia - June 2, 2016

    Opera and Samsung’s R&D Institute of Indonesia have worked together to bring the ultra data saving (UDS) feature to Indonesia. Now, users of Samsung Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 devices will be able to stretch their mobile data plans and get more enjoyment online, including up to twice as much YouTube video streaming.

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  • Opera Mini is the fastest browser for your phone, new tests show

    Oslo, Norway - May 25, 2016

    Surfing the web with Opera Mini is faster than with the UC Browser or Google Chrome, according to new speed tests announced today. Opera Mini in extreme-savings mode is 64% faster than UC browser. It also uses 2 times less data than UC Browser, giving users a respite from expensive data plans. Tests also show users can load webpages 72% faster with Opera Mini extreme-savings mode than on Google Chrome and save 3.5 times more data.

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  • Opera Mediaworks launches new mobile marketing report; “Mobile First Insights” focuses on actionable insights for today’s mobile marketers

    San Mateo, Calif. - May 18, 2016

    Insights based on Opera’s platform reaching over 1.4 billion users, includes quarterly trends, advertising best practices, and what’s new in mobile technology and creativity

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  • New “battery saver” added to Opera's browser for computers, extending laptop battery life by up to 50%

    Oslo, Norway - May 12, 2016

    Opera for computers has become the first major browser to feature a battery saver - out today in the developer stream. The new mode extends the laptop battery life by up to 50% compared to earlier versions of the Opera browser and to Google Chrome.

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  • Free and unlimited VPN app for iPhone and iPad available today

    Toronto, Canada - May 9, 2016

    If you own an iPhone or iPad, the free Opera VPN app can help you enhance your online privacy, access more content and extend the reach of your apps. This is especially relevant on campuses and workplaces as people often experience restricted access to social-media and video-streaming websites.

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  • Vestel and Opera TV Partner to Deliver HbbTV 2.0 Next-Generation Entertainment

    Oslo, Norway - May 5, 2016

    Opera TV and Vestel are partnering to deliver next-generation entertainment and interactive television experiences to European audiences. Opera TV’s software will be incorporated in the new line of Vestel televisions, to provide customers with Ultra HD content and powerful interactive experiences using the latest Hybrid Broadcast and Broadband TV (HbbTV) specification, HbbTV 2.0. That means viewers will have harmonized access to linear and on-demand content, as well as interactive “red button” applications such as in-context-based advertising, personalization, voting, games, social networking, and other multimedia apps, to easily control their viewing experience.

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