Opera Mini for Android has been updated to version 8.0 and brings several new features and improvements including a visual overhaul. The navigation bar remains at the bottom, while the Speed Dial has received a facelift and now displays icons instead of thumbnails. Additionally, both the Speed Dial and Discover have combined to form a new start page. Opera Mini also better adjusts to flagship displays thanks to high DPI support.
You can download the update directly on your Android device through the Google Play Store or by using the following link
Opera Mini now requires Android 2.3 or higher. If you're using an older device, you will have to continue running a previous version of the browser.
The update Opera mini also offers private browsing tabs, introduces a new data counter to show how much data you're saving, and supports a few swipe gestures. Opera says this release should save 10% more data. You can see all these new features demonstrated in the following video
Opera mini for Android version 8.0 has the following new features and improvements
- New skin, native look & feel
- Swipe support: swipe bookmarks to delete, swipe downloads to abort or swipe tabs to close
- High DPI support
- Group favorites into folders by dragging
- Combined omnibar: type URLs and get suggestions when typing.
- New data counter shows your daily progress on saving
- Visual tab gallery
- Private tabs
- Revamped bookmark manager. Save, sync & share
- Swipe up or long press to search
- Merged start page with speed dial and discover