Opera Max 3.0 has brought with it a new card-driven design on Android, as well as better data management for social media sites such as Facebook.
Data is a premium economy in South Africa, and its thanks to data compression apps such as Opera Max that many of us can stretch out the maximum bang for our buck when recharging through a data bundle. Now, version 3.0 of the app has brought even better compression for social media sites such as Facebook.
Opera Max 3.0 brings with it a redesigned graphical experience, which has placed emphasis on a card-style design. Cards are contextual to one’s usage, and show an ‘app by app’ view that lets one view their data consumption over a mobile or Wi-Fi connection. Read: Opera reveals Neon; a new web browser full of zany ideas
The app can further make proactive suggestions in order to cull one’s data usage, and can provide security reports and threat detection should one be connected to a public Wi-Fi hotspot.
Arguably the most significant change to arrive on the platform, however, is the arrival of data saving for Facebook. Opera Max users will hence be able to slash up to 50% off their data bill when using the service thanks to version 3.0’s refined compression technology.
Opera Max is available for Android on the Google Play Store, and complements Opera’s Mini browser. Version 3.0 of Opera Max is one of the largest updates the service has received since its acquisition late last year. Read: Opera releases a free, unlimited VPN for iPhone
What are your thoughts? Do you use Opera’s compression service, or are you now tempted to give it a try? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below! Download Opera Max (Google Play Store)
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