Opera browsers for Android get video compression, installable web apps and more

Alongside some new company branding, both Opera and Opera Mini for Android are seeing some tasty new additions that have been in beta for a little while now. Opera is getting installable web apps and video compression while Opera Mini is getting a new tabbed browsing experience.

Helping you save data is one of Opera’s signature features on mobile, with the facility available not just in its main browser but also in Opera Mini and the more wide reaching Opera Max. Today’s update to Opera Browser is all set to help you keep your data usage down while watching videos during browsing sessions. In compressing videos, Opera says you’ll see less buffering along with a lower data usage figure.

Also new to Opera Browser is support for installable web apps. While on your favorite sites a tap of the “add to home screen” button will create a shortcut and an “app-like experience” when you open them in the browser.

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