Here’s an interesting fact: the Opera Mini browser was available way before Android began its journey. This browser dates back to the days of ordinary phones that ran on plain old Java and Symbian. Most youngsters could be clueless upon hearing these two monikers related to old mobile OS, but that just tells us how old Opera is.
On that note, the Opera Mini browser is getting a much needed update bringing in a new User Interface. The app has now been overhauled with Material Design, which even though not exactly new now, is a welcome change.
Further, playback of videos on YouTube.com from within Opera Mini has been improved in the new update, too, while support for RTSP or Real Time Streaming Protocol has now been added .
Opera Mini has always been known for been its speed which Opera manage to achieve thanks to re-compressing of webpages through Opera’s server for faster page downloads. The feature is similar to Google’s own weblight compression. The latest updates compliments that with improved startup performance. News on the start page has also been improved with this update.