Demo of Opera Mini 5 on the iPhone

Just submitted to the App Store this week. Color me skeptical regarding their claims that it’s the “most used browser on mobile devices”, though. Most-installed, maybe, but more used than MobileSafari? (StatCounter’s global stats have Opera listed first, but list “iPhone” and “iPod Touch” separately. Add them together and MobileSafari would be first. Who knows whether StatCounter’s metrics are accurate, though.)

I’ve tried the Android version (which seems extremely similar to the iPhone version) on the Nexus One, and it is indeed fast. But the speed advantage is most noticeable over EDGE; on Wi-Fi, it’s about the same, but the rendering is worse. Definitely interesting, though.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010