BANGALORE: Do you have a limited data plan and you often get charged excessively for crossing your data limit often, then this app will bring some respite to you.
Opera’s new Android app Opera Max, shrinks videos and photos across most apps on mobile data connections – as well as on Wi-Fi – so that users can get the most out their data plans and more control over their data usage.
Less data to download from the web also means faster mobile-browsing speeds for your phone. Users experiencing network congestion or on a crowded, public Wi-Fi hotspot – will enjoy a faster connection experience with Opera Max’s compression feature, and they can monitor how apps are using their data.
Once Opera Max is installed, it instantaneously starts compressing and rerouting data using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to the data-savings cloud. All non-encrypted data requests (excluding websites and apps with HTTPS connections) are sent through Opera’s compression servers, which optimize video, images and websites to use less data.
Opera Max can condense a 10 MB video down to 3 MB – and significantly reduce instances of video buffering – without any noticeable loss of quality.
Users can even track the non-essential apps that are using data without their permission and block them.
But Opera Max doesn’t optimize any data sent using encrypted connections; a user’s private data is forwarded directly to the desired destination instead of being proxied through the Opera Max savings cloud.
Opera Max’s timeline displays app usage and data savings on a monthly or daily basis. The timeline shows data-usage statistics and savings by individual app, as well as overall.