Opera has released Opera Mobile 11 and its Mini 6 browser which are now available on most mobile platforms excluding Apple iOS devices. Both Mobile and Mini have had their user interfaces touched up, modernized, and enhanced for use on tablet devices. Both have also added social networking integration for fast sharing of URLs as you browse.
The latest versions of Opera mobile web browsers come with smoother operation, pinch-to-zoom support and also sport a share button to post it on Twitter or Facebook. Now if you are confused on why Opera has two different versions of mobile web browsers then read on to know the difference.
Opera Mini 6 utilizes the Opera servers to squeeze the big web pages into small size using its patented data compression technology and then sends them to the mobile. Opera Mini 6 browser is meant for feature phones that support J2ME apps and also installable on Android, BlackBerry and Symbain 60 smartphones.
Whereas Opera Mobile 11 is meant for the smartphones running on Android, Symbian, Windows 7 desktop (labs release), MeeGo (labs release) and Maemo (labs release) platforms. Opera Mobile 11 uses the Presto layout engine – the same one used in the Opera desktop browsers. Apart from that, the Opera Mobile 11 web browser is ready to smoothly function with the HTML5 based web pages and web apps.