Opera Mini 5.1 Browser Released For Android

Opera has released its latest Opera Mini 5.1 mobile web browser for download on Google's Android platform.

The Opera Mini mobile web browser, used by 61 million users worldwide, will come with an enhanced user interface, pinch-zoom capabilities and improved functionality for a better web browsing experience.

Opera Mini 5.1 for Android will also include tabbed browsing, a password manager, speed dial and bookmarks.

The browser is already available for the iPhone and has been well received by users, but has not been available for the Android operating system until now.

Opera says that the new browser offers better page layout and font rendering on the new, larger Android-based devices, and can be used as the default browser.

The company claims its Opera web browser is the fastest on the market, thanks to the fact that it compresses data up to 90 per cent before sending it over mobile networks.

Opera Mini 5.1 can be downloaded for free from the Android Market or Opera's website.