Opera has rolled out the updated version of its Opera Mini browser for the iPhone and iPad. The Opera Mini 9 application available for iOS brings a new feature called video boost to the table. The highlight of this new feature is that it brings down the video buffering time.
This is achieved as the browser uses the Rocket Optimizer engine from Opera’s Skyfire that was acquired last year. The technique reduces the buffering time by minimizing the size of video data. Consequently, the video boost feature will help in saving both the time and the data plan as well.
Users can get the video boost feature under the Opera Turbo mode. All that has to be done is to tap on the data savings summary to change mode. Video boost will also show the number of videos it has optimized. The new Opera Mini 9 comes with additional aspects such as editing Speed Dial website shortcuts, a revamped data savings gauge and support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
About the video boost feature, Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software, said, “This is the first time video optimization has been integrated into a web browser, so your browser can now take pride of place as your favorite video app. Video snags are a small problem, but an annoying one — a pothole on the internet highway. And Opera fixed it.”
The new Opera Mini 9 update is now available for iOS users from the Apple iTunes Store for free.