Presenting the New Opera Max Data Savings App
Article by George Norman
On 03 Feb 2014
When you have a limited data plan, it pays to not waste data. The Opera Max app can help you with this task.

This new, free, user friendly, Opera Software-developed app (still in Beta) can save data by compressing video, images and text. Thanks to Opera Max you can browse the web or use your favorite apps and use less of your data plan.

Advertising

I have a limited data plan for my Android and consequently, I try to use as little of it as I can. If I can connect to a WiFi network, that’s great. If I don’t have that option, if I have to use my mobile plan to access the web, then I try to get things done rapidly and not waste my data. If you’re in the same situation, you are going to like what comes next.

Opera Software, the Norwegian developer behind the Opera web browser, is working on a data savings app called Opera Max. This app uses a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to compress video, images and text used by your Android device. When Opera Max is enabled, all non encrypted data requests are sent through Opera Software’s compression servers – consequently videos, images, and websites are optimized to use less data. The app tells you how much data you use and how much data you’ve saved.

Opera Max – Main Features
  • Compress HTTP non-encrypted data usage. Redirect all non encrypted data requests through Opera’s compression servers and optimize videos, images, and websites to use less data.
  • View how much data you use and how much data you’ve saved.
  • View which applications use the most data.

So the good news is that you can use Opera Max to use less data, something that’s great when if you have a limited data plan and you want to stretch it out.

The bad news is that Opera Max is not ready for the public. The app is in Beta since December 2013 and is only available for Android users in the US. If you have an Android device, you’re from the US, and you want to Beta test Opera Max, you can join the beta test (instructions here and here). If not, you’ll have to wait for Opera Max to become generally available. Hopefully that will not take long.




Tags: Opera Software, Opera Max, Android, app, Google, Beta
About the author: George Norman
George is a news editor.
You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter

I Hope you LIKE this blog post! Thank you!
What do YOU have to say about this
blog comments powered by Disqus
Popular News
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
With the blockbuster movie season upon us, Sony decided to celebrate the occasion with a sale: the Attack of the Blockbusters Sale that offers discounts of up to 50% (60% if you’re a PlayStation Plus member) on a ton of PS4 video games.
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
Samsung’s new T5 portable solid-state drive (PSSD) uses the latest 64-layer V-NAND technology, offers between 250GB and 2TB of storage capacity, has a lightweight and shock-resistant design that’s smaller than the average business card, and delivers industry-leading transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s.
Related News
By George Norman on 14 Aug 2017
Opera Max, the Android app that uses compression technology to help you save data and get up to 50% more from your data plan, has been discontinued. The app is no longer featured on Opera.com and it’s no longer listed on Google Play.
By George Norman on 09 Aug 2017
Android started out as an underdog, as the mobile operating system that nobody took seriously. Big-name tech companies laughed it off and critics said it would fail miserably, but Android proved them all wrong and become the powerhouse that it is today.
By George Norman on 10 Jul 2017
With technology constantly evolving, many devices become obsolete and get replaced with something that's better, smaller, and probably a lot shinier.
By George Norman on 10 Jul 2017
Did you know that life is easier on iPhone? Put down the pitchforks for a moment and let me explain. And put out those torches as well...
Sponsored Links
Hot Software Updates
Top Downloads
Become A Fan!
Link To Us!
Presenting the New Opera Max Data Savings App
HTML Linking Code