Opera Beta

Test drive Opera’s latest features and help build a better browser for Android

4.5

108 Votes

  • Category Browsing
  • License Free
  • Size 41 MB
  • Works under Android
  • Also available for Windows 
  • Language English
  • Content rating Everyone
  • Package name com.opera.browser.beta
  • Author Opera
    Gjerdrums vei 19 NO-0484 OSLO

Opera Beta is the latest and most powerful version yet of the Opera web browser for Android devices.

Offering all of the usual features you’d expect from a browser (bookmarking, saving passwords, downloads), Opera Beta manages to stand out with its beautiful and effortless design. The best example of this is the “Speed Dial” which allows you to jump to the sites you visit the most, check out your favorite feeds and stay up to date with the latest in news and entertainment.

Opera Beta's built-in Data Saving feature is a must for mobile browsers - just tap an icon on the screen to see your data savings over time! In the advanced settings you can enable video compression and reduce image quality to free up storage space and save data while on the go.

The best feature of this app has to be the built-in ad blocker. With a one-tap activation, you’ll be able to cut your data usage by as much as 50% and stay more secure while on the go.

It’s important to note that this is a Beta version of the app, so there may be unexpected crashes or errors.

Overall Opera Beta offers a rich browsing experience and the chance to try new, advanced browsing features while the app is still in development.

Pros

  • Built-In Ad Blocker Block most ads and save bandwidth with a single tap.
  • Advanced Data Savings Opera Beta offers advanced features to save you data like video and image compression.
  • Try New Experimental Features Since this is still a beta version of the app, you’ll be able to try out all kinds of experimental new features and help shape the release version!

Cons

  • Still Beta While this is listed as a stable beta, expect random crashes, lag, and errors.

Change log:

- Bug fixes

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access precise location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION.
  • CAMERA: Required to be able to access the camera device.
  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
  • READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
  • RECORD_AUDIO: Allows an application to record audio.
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • BLUETOOTH: Allows applications to connect to paired bluetooth devices.
  • BLUETOOTH_ADMIN: Allows applications to discover and pair bluetooth devices.
  • CHANGE_WIFI_MULTICAST_STATE: Allows applications to enter Wi-Fi Multicast mode.
  • INSTALL_SHORTCUT: Allows an application to install a shortcut in Launcher.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS: Allows an application to modify global audio settings.
  • NFC: Allows applications to perform I/O operations over NFC.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
  • SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Allows an app to create windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other apps. Very few apps should use this permission; these windows are intended for system-level interaction with the user.
  • VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • com.android.browser.permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS
  • com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
  • com.opera.android.browser.permission.NEWS_ID_VIEW
  • com.opera.browser.beta.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
  • com.opera.browser.beta.permission.CRASHHANDLER
  • com.opera.browser.permission.GET_PREINSTALL_DATA
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