Opera has released an update for its iOS web browser, Opera Mini, bringing the app to version 9.0. There isn’t much of a change log, but there is a significant new video compression feature Opera is calling Video Boost.

Built on Skyfire’s video optimization tech, Video Boost aims to lessen both buffering and data usage while streaming video content. It accomplishes this by quickly shrinking down video data before it lands on your device.

If you’ve downloaded the new version of Opera, and want to check out the Video Boost feature, you can enable it when Data Savings is set to Opera Turbo. Just tap the O menu > Savings Enabled > Opera Turbo > Video Boost.

I don’t really want or need a third-party iOS web browser outside of Google Chrome, but if you’re in the market for one, Opera Mini seems like it’s worth looking into. You can find the latest version in the App Store for free.

[Opera Mini]

  • Jason Baroni

    Kinda off topic, but Swype is free on the App Store!

    • Mawire

      Thanks 🙂

      • Jason Baroni

        My pleasure. Run Barry, run!

      • David Gitman

        I love the flash ☺

      • Jason Baroni

        Me too. Grant Gustin is doing a great job. It’s a shame DC not taking him to the big screen for Justice League.

    • Andy

      I just tried Swype and it seems more accurate than SwiftKey. I also don’t need to grant Full Access either. Great keyboard app 🙂

      • Jason Baroni

        Agreed. I am glad we could get it for free. It’s definitely better than Swiftkey, and I also stand for the flat looking, although Swiftkey has a batter tracing animation.

    • nfinite

      Thanks for the info.. Using swype right now..

      • Jason Baroni

        I hope you like it as much as I do!

    • Jonathan

      Nice. Grabbed it, thanks!

      • Jason Baroni


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  • Weiss

    iCab Mobile. Nuff said.

  • JulianZH

    I don’t really want or need a third-party iOS web browser outside of Safari.

    • Jason Baroni

      Yes… Safari is great and good looking. I can’t stand Chrome design and couldn’t get adopted to Opera mini…