Opera Mini 6 For iOS – A Better Browser For iPhone And iPad? (Screenshots)

Opera Software makes some damn fine browsers, as tens of millions of people around the world can attest. Apple products like the iPhone 4 and the iPad, of course, come with a decent mobile version of Safari, so users only get to enjoy Opera’s products when they actually visit the App Store and look for a replacement browser.

Nevertheless, when the Opera Mini iPhone app hit the marketplace back in April 2010, it proceeded to get downloaded 1 million times in its first day.

The company is today releasing Opera Mini 6 for iOS (iTunes link), and I had the chance to test it on a second-generation iPad. My guess it will get downloaded by masses of people once again – or at least it should IMHO.

Available on the App Store for iPhone and iPad now free of charge, Opera Software says the browser features up to 90% compression of data traffic for faster browsing, improved display and a refreshed user interface to accommodate the screen size(s).

Most noticeable as far as I’m concerned: Opera Mini 6 for iOS comes with faster and smoother panning and zooming, handy share buttons for quickly sharing pages on a variety of social networks, and the nicely redesigned menus.

Check it out and tell us what you think!

Also read:

Opera Mini Had Over 85.5 Million Users In December, Up 84 Percent From 2009

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