Opera max, data saving app for Android users | FinestAndroid.com

Opera MaxOpera Max beta is the new data saving app launched by Opera. It compresses most of the data going through your Android device offering faster browsing in websites, images, videos and many of your usual apps. As mobile smartphones continues to evolve, many people are constantly stream music, downloading and uploading images, apps, and so on. On the other hand, they want lighter browsers that renders good speeds and save data on the go. Opera’s latest Opera Max browser is designed to meet such needs, but at the moment the app is under testing.

While Opera hasn’t stated the number of better testers allowed, it does say that room is limited; if you’re into the idea, you’ll need to join its Google + Community page, opt in to the beta and then download the app from the Google Play Store (only US). All the necessary information required to become an Opera Max beta tester is available on that community page.

Opera will manage data saving by setting up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that measures all of the data coming through your device. Data requests are then sent through Opera’s servers, though the company points out that it only measures data used and data saved promising that your information is safe. There’s no guarantee on how much data you’ll save, but if you’re a heavy user, we suspect it’ll be a significant amount.

The company says:

“Opera Max uses a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, to measure all the data usage on your phone. Once Opera Max savings is enabled, all data requests are sent through our compression servers that optimize video, images, and websites to use less data. We only measure how much data you use and how much data you’ve saved.”

According to Opera, the developer only provides savings for HTTP non-encrypted data usage and does not save user’s data on apps that use HTTPS encrypted or other protocols. This indicates that a number of selected applications should be compatible with Opera Max and this will depend on what apps you use on your device. For instance, we do not expect Opera Max to save data on encrypted apps such as Facebook and the like.

Opera Max is now available for download and should be fully compatible with all devices running Android 4.0 and up. Check its screenshots below:

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Source: Opera Blogs



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