Norwegian browser developer Opera Software has refreshed its free Coast browser for the iPhone and iPad with several new features, among them Opera Turbo compression technology which can boost streaming video performance by reducing the size of video data, resulting in fewer buffering breaks while saving your mobile data bills.
“If you hate video lags and the dreaded buffering wheel, you’ll love that Opera Coast now has video boost,” according to release notes. This feature gets automatically switched on as soon as you enable the Opera Turbo compression feature.
To enable Opera Turbo, go to the Opera Coast section in the iOS Setting app and set Opera Turbo to On, Off or Automatic.
In automatic mode, Opera Turbo will activate when the network is crowded or Internet connection slow.
Opera’s video boost uses their Rocket Optimizer engine.
As video is expected to hit a Cisto-estimated 69 percent of mobile data traffic by 2018, features like Opera Turbo come into play to help alleviate network congestions and video streaming problems.
“Opera Coast believes in wasting time well, but video stalling, lagging and buffering delays are never a good waste of your time,” developers remarked.
Other enhancements in this Coast release include a progress bar when loading webpages on a slow Internet connection and the ability to swipe back while browsing a secure HTTPS website (so you can go back without refreshing the previous page).
Moreover, you can now return from the latest news feed to searching by swiping down and share interesting articles directly to Pocket, Evernote, Pinterest and Kik.
Source: Opera Software