Opera Browser has been around for a long time. I can remember using the browser back on my old windows mobile phone. Back then it pretty much made links of every website image and long to save loading time. Back then we were still in the 1X data realm and it took forever for a page to load. Now Opera kind of does the same thing. It will save you data by bouncing any site you visit off of it’s own servers, then compressing images and such. When it’ said and done Opera claims you can save up to 90% less data than you would use with regular browsing. If that is the case, you would probably be better off using Facebook through opera than you by the Facebook app. Or the Flickr or Tumblr app. I won’t take the time to compare the data but I am sue there is some data savings to be had. If you are one of the people who believes all of your data and browsing habits should be completely private, then you won’t want to try this browser out. As mentioned the compressing is done through Opera server redirects. How fast is Opera? Well it is pretty good. Not as fast as Chrome but not as bad as Safari or Android’s built in browser. Give it a try if you’d like and check out the type of data savings you get with the app. Especially if you are on these new fangled tiered data plans all the carriers have. I am still rolling with my $30 unlimited plan and will not give it up without a bloody fight.
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