Opera Mini 5 Beta Now Available on Android

Paul Lilly

Opera Software on Thursday announced the immediate availability of Opera Mini 5 in beta form for the Android platform. According to Opera Software, you can expect significantly improved page loading and speed with the latest browser.

"Android users should not have to compromise when it comes to surfing the Web on their phones. Opera Mini will give Android users a fast and cost-efficient access to their favorite websites and services," said Dag Olav Norem, Vice President of Opera Products, Opera Software.

Opera Mini boasts a streamlined interface with a "desktop-like Web browsing experience." It includes features such as Speed Dial, tabbed browsing, password manager, and bookmarks.

We gave it a whirl on our HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1) and found it to be as good as we remember it, and a definite improvement over Android's stock browser.

You can download Opera Mini by visiting m.opera.com/next on your Android smartphone, though you might have better luck (we did) by searching for Opera Mini 5 in the Android Marketplace.

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