The latest mobile device browser from Opera just got a new voice, in the form of 4.2 beta released today.
Apparently, so claim Opera and who are we to disbelieve them, Opera Mini has now more than 20 million unique downloads per month. Obviously today’s launch will just crank up that figure to astronomic proportions Ã¢â‚¬â€œ as if 240,000,000 a year isn’t enough.
They’ve created a bit of a song and dance over this preview with more customised new skins, and better support for mobile video services such as YouTube.
Other improvements relate to Opera Link, which allows phone users to share notes, bookmarks, and browsing history between their mobile phones and their PCs.
Opera has also upped the browsing and loading performance by introducing a new server in the US of A. This is coupled with reducing the load on servers elsewhere in the world, therefore making it faster everywhere else too. Isn’t that just wonderful.
They believe they’ve seen an average growth of 10% in users of Opera Mini every month on a global basis. As their browser just keeps on improving in speed and functionality, Opera expects Mini’s popularity to just keep growing. Hurrah!
It’s around now to download in a standard version in both JAR and JAD formats, and is also around for BlackBerrys and Palms too.
Opera Mini 4.2 beta is a free download from www.operamini.com/beta/ – enjoy.