New free Opera Max browser offers data savings and faster Wi-Fi experience


Opera Software, the company that introduced Opera Mini, Africa’s most popular mobile browser, has today launched the new Opera Max. Opera Max compresses all data sent through Android smartphones with world leading image and video compression technology, so users can get the most from their data plans.

Originally launched in Africa with Samsung, the app has seen huge popularity, with Nigeria being home to the most Maxers globally to date. Now launching in 135 countries around the world, it is available free for all Android users via Google Play Store.

The new launch of the product sees Wi-Fi management included. Users experiencing Wi-Fi network congestion will enjoy a faster connection experience with this new compression feature, as they can see how apps are using their data and track how their apps behave on Wi-Fi.

With the new App Blocking feature, users can prevent apps from tracking them or using data without their permission, as well as being able to stop apps from running in the background to conserve precious battery life. The “Blocked Apps” section gives users complete control over mobile data access and Wi-Fi data access.

Moving away from a tabbed navigation design, the new version of Opera Max uses a familiar Material Design navigation pattern with a navigation drawer. This new interface ensures a modern and familiar experience for Android users.