Opera Mini 5.1 for Android releases

Opera has announced that Opera Mini 5.1 for Android smartphones is now available for download. The new browser will work on all Android devices, promises better browsing performance, and a better user experience.

The web browser improves browsing speeds by compressing data up to 90% before sending the content to the phone. The page load times are significantly improved thanks to this. Opera claims that displaying BBC News will cost nine times less with Opera mini 5.1 for the user compared to loading the page on another browser.

The 5.1 version of the browser can be downloaded right now on the Android Market or at m.opera.com. The new version is also optimized for a better layout on Android devices with a larger screens and the browser can be set as the default for your device.