Sunday, 23 February 2014

Opera Max for Android wants to cut down your data use

Opera Max for Android wants to cut down your data use
Feb 23rd 2014, 18:00, by Jacob Kastrenakes


Opera has tried to make its mobile browser use up less of your cellular data for several years now, but today it's beginning to release a tool with a bit more ambitious of a goal: to reduce data use from just about everything on your Android phone. Called Opera Max, the app is entering an open beta today (though you may have to wait in a Mailbox-style queue to get in), and Opera says it should be able to reduce your data use by up to 50 percent by compressing most text, images, and videos that you load.
Compresses most text, images, and video
Opera Max works by routing all of your cellular internet traffic through Opera's servers, which then compress the content and send it back down to your phone in a smaller package. It hangs out in...
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