Marking its 10th anniversary this year, Opera Mini, the tinier version of Opera’s native mobile browser, is getting a fully revamped design from today. Opera has announced that it is revamping Opera Mini to resemble more to its mobile browser and give a more native look and feel to it.
Announcing the launch of the new Opera Mini via a blog post, Opera’s Christian Uribe explains,
The new Opera Mini is built for Android, with a native look and feel made for your touchscreen. The app’s visual Speed Dial start page lets you easily add and manage bookmarks and shortcuts to your favorite sites. And of course, you can save a ton of data with Opera’s compression technology.
If you wait, you’ll start to see some messages asking you to upgrade while you browse. And Opera says, that it’s best you jump straight in to those messages, and make sure you get the best browsing experience.
As for all of your data, do not fret, the migration is pretty easy and seamless. As long as you’re using the most recent version of Opera Mini (7.6.5), all your data will be migrated into the new version after start up. So, if you happen to be using an older Opera, you probably should first upgrade to the recent version, and then go for the main kill.
As for those using Opera Mini Beta, the upgrade for you too shall be pretty simple. If you’ve set your app store to download updates automatically, then you should be ready to rock and roll (saved data and all) straight away. If not, you can prompt the download through the store or download Opera Mini directly from Opera.