Opera Mini for Android updated with support for 13 Indian languages
In line with India’s 67th Republic Day celebrations, Opera Mini for Android has received a massive update that brings in support for as many as 13 Indian languages and other new features.
Opera Mini now supports 13 Indian languages, including Hindi, Oriya, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. These take the total number of supported languages to 90.
Earlier the browser would automatically set the language based on the default language on the Android operating system. Post this update, however, users will be prompted to select a language they want to use on the browser. The company says that the language list will be sorted based on the popularity at the user’s location. So for a user in Odisha, Oriya and Hindi will be listed towards the top.
“We are continuing our efforts to bring the Internet to as many people as possible, not only by making it possible to access the internet on low-bandwidth networks with our compression technology, but also by making sure that our browser is easy for anyone to use and understand. The improved language support is an important part of our efforts,” says Christian Uribe, Product Manager for Opera Mini.
In addition to the language support, Opera Mini for Android also gets an improved download manager and a new QR-code reader and generator. The company has said before that download managers are one of the most sought-after features for users in India.
The update brings improvements to speed and stability of downloads. The last update released in December, introduced the ability for users to control the number of files that can be downloaded simultaneously. Post the update, the download manager would alert users when downloading files over 15MB in size.
Lastly, the browser now gets its own QR-code reader and generator. Users can use their smartphone’s camera to read and interpret any QR-code. As for the generator, you can create a QR-code for any webpage and share it with others.