[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/04/D2yPFc.jpg[/newsimage]Apple has approved the Opera Mini Web browser for the iPhone, somewhat surprising the tech world. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/opera-mini-browser-for-iphone-approved-28414/](http://www.myce.com/news/opera-mini-browser-for-iphone-approved-28414/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
“Opera Mini processes Web page data on its own servers and sends a compressed version back to the iPhone. According to the developers, this reduces the amount of data a user must download and boosts speed by up to 90 percent.”
Awesome. Why can’t Microsoft do something like this for IE on the PC?
[QUOTE=DukeNukem;2509836]Awesome. Why can’t Microsoft do something like this for IE on the PC?[/QUOTE]
Because the 90% boost is due to mobile download vs server with physical network connection download.
Plus, if they tried to do this for all Windows users, they would need a damn huge lot of servers…
[QUOTE=Blu-rayFreak;2509888]if they tried to do this for all Windows users, they would need a damn huge lot of servers…[/QUOTE]
Why can’t you see my idea as glass-half-full just this once?
Heh, sorry to burst your bubbles
In related-to-the-news-post commentary: I’m still shocked that Apple actually approved Opera Mini.
[QUOTE=Blu-rayFreak;2509918]I’m still shocked that Apple actually approved Opera Mini.[/QUOTE]
Yes, that was my first thought.
Good idea DN, but I’m just wondering if there would be any noticeable advantage to transmission compression on a PC connected to a decent broadband service? IIRC data compression used to be offered at the ISP’s server when dial-up was prevalent. Since mobile phone data transmission is likely to be way slower than a DSL/cable PC connection - especially if EDGE is used - compression may still make a difference there.
Anyway I just tried Opera on the 3GS and it’s extremely fast at loading the full web pages; much more than the version of Safari. However the landscape rotation is flaky (doesn’t auto-widen), and the pinch-magnify only works on one big step! Text isn’t rendered that brilliantly either