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Opera mini 4.2 comes to the G1 and out of beta

That most useful of useful mobile phone internet browsers Opera mini has become officially unveiled, and for the android OS too.

Think back to those heady days of two weeks ago, when VAT was still 17.5% and the BlackBerry Storm was just a pipe dream. Ahhhh, those fond fond memories.

We then brought you news of the latest Opera mini browser moving into beta. Those days are now long long gone.

It appears all has been fixed, all the Is have been crossed and all the Ts have been dotted – with the full working version now being ready to download for your surfing pleasure.

Besides making it 30% faster for our American cousins, they’ve also snuck out a version for T-Mobile’s G1. Those cheeky rascals; as we weren’t made aware of it way back when.

We’re unsure what issues were ironed out at the time of going to press, we did held out for details before we published but all to no avail.

If anything more becomes apparent, or how close the beta was to the final version, we’ll update this piece and let you know. But it’s probably best to uninstall the old and throw on this new Opera Mini instead.

It’s now here, ready to go – enjoy.

6 replies on “Opera mini 4.2 comes to the G1 and out of beta”

This is really cool. It does 2 significant things

1. Makes browsing on a non-3G network usable
2. Restricting access to 2G will also improve the battery life of the G1 – take that iPhone

Not sure if its just a problem with the UK market, but I can still only see the beta for Opera Mini.

I had a go on the beta a couple of days ago http://ping.fm/NrQqs and wasn't that impressed, even though I really wanted to be. It feels like a very competent mobile browser which is good; however the built in browser feels like a limited desktop browser – and even a crippled desktop browser wins over a mobile browser IMO.

I'll keep it installed, but I'll probably only use it when I'm either very low on battery or have something to do that the built in browser just can't cope with (like unicode text entry).

This is really cool. It does 2 significant things

1. Makes browsing on a non-3G network usable
2. Restricting access to 2G will also improve the battery life of the G1 – take that iPhone

Not sure if its just a problem with the UK market, but I can still only see the beta for Opera Mini.

I had a go on the beta a couple of days ago http://ping.fm/NrQqs and wasn't that impressed, even though I really wanted to be. It feels like a very competent mobile browser which is good; however the built in browser feels like a limited desktop browser – and even a crippled desktop browser wins over a mobile browser IMO.

I'll keep it installed, but I'll probably only use it when I'm either very low on battery or have something to do that the built in browser just can't cope with (like unicode text entry).

This is really cool. It does 2 significant things

1. Makes browsing on a non-3G network usable
2. Restricting access to 2G will also improve the battery life of the G1 – take that iPhone

Not sure if its just a problem with the UK market, but I can still only see the beta for Opera Mini.

I had a go on the beta a couple of days ago http://ping.fm/NrQqs and wasn't that impressed, even though I really wanted to be. It feels like a very competent mobile browser which is good; however the built in browser feels like a limited desktop browser – and even a crippled desktop browser wins over a mobile browser IMO.

I'll keep it installed, but I'll probably only use it when I'm either very low on battery or have something to do that the built in browser just can't cope with (like unicode text entry).

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