Opera Mini 4 beta


After a year of hard work we are ready to show you the first beta of Opera Mini 4. We started this new generation right after Mini 2, and worked on it in parallel with Mini 3.

The new rendering architecure allows for page previews, instant zoom, proper handheld stylesheet support with pixel-perfect CSS and much more. This is based on the same core engine that will be used by Opera 9.5, and similar to the one used by the Wii browser. We'll have more details for web developers shortly.

We hope you'll like it. Please leave us feedback.

Very soon.Opera Mini keeps growing

Comments

Dark FurieFurie Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:03:21 AM

Oh hell yeah! bigsmile

KujaIXKuja-IX Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:05:14 AM

OMG I'm so happy !

Zolizoligrg89 Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:20:16 AM

yes

Magnus Zetterbergchoi Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:27:44 AM

=)

Frankftfoi Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:28:07 AM

Wheeeeee!
Installed and checking it out now.

Ralf Demuthlachralle Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:29:31 AM

You impressed me, thank you very much! yes

Hans Bendiksenhansbendiksen Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:39:47 AM

Great stuff!! LOVE IT!!!!

FavDjiXas Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:41:05 AM

http://digg.com/software/Opera_Mini_4_Dimension_Beta_Released

Please digg it ;-)

So far beta is soooo great p

Dacotah Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:46:04 AM

Two thumbs up on your hard work. Way to go. party

vd2k Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:48:34 AM

Yippie! Couldn't wait and going to test it right now!

So what's the new Dimension in this release? Easy scrolling and auto zoom?

SunSunich Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:59:36 AM

No RSS? Its so 5%+):# bad, hope to see it in later releases.

Tomas Prochazkatprochazka Tuesday, June 19, 2007 9:03:44 AM

I think, that this is revolution in mobile browsing!!!!!

I have some sugestion:

I'm using Opera on PDA which doesn't have number keyboard. I can't open "Quick access context menu". What about long press Menu key? Or add this to also to Main menu. Or something else.

Great would be possibility to load only one selected images (also anchored images).

Great woudl be the same functionality for Pocket PC version of Opera.

Ameerameer1234567890 Tuesday, June 19, 2007 9:11:41 AM

Crashed 4 times within 15 minutes. This is just too much even for a beta.

Ameerameer1234567890 Tuesday, June 19, 2007 9:15:14 AM

Should have been better. Not worth the waiting and the "hard work" they are saying. Why not tabs, image caching, etc... We dont just want the PC look.

Ameerameer1234567890 Tuesday, June 19, 2007 9:20:38 AM

@t.prochazka
Lets wait for version 5 for the features u mentioned to come.

Ryan Octavianusphilry4n Tuesday, June 19, 2007 9:27:27 AM

Can't launch on 3230. Great that it uses 9.5 although the internal server seems to use 10 p

Satya Ranjan Mishrasranjanm2002 Tuesday, June 19, 2007 9:29:42 AM

Hi ! I downloaded it.

-> First what i didn't like is that there is no option to DESKTOP DOWNLOAD so i had to download it via phone. This is too bad because downloading software costs high via WAP.

-> Kindly incude the ( .jar ) file for Sony ericsson K700i for final release. THIS IS MY REQUEST. ( .jad ) file doesn't run on K700i.

-> In previous blog i asked the question that would there will be a arrow cursor ..... and the answer is yes. It's like a browsing on computer. with HAND and ARROW cursor. Grphics are not so smooth as Opera mini 3 but because it's beta so it's ok.

-> Opening BBC page WITHOUT images costes 11KB. I will compare it woth Opera Mini 3 version. I guess 3.0 version doesn't cost much KB. But i will see.

-> It is mainly built for screens that are big in size. Thnaks that it didn't replaced Opera Mini 3.0 so still there is a chance to move back. It is delightful to see whole website at the tiny screen of your mobile however there is an option to click AUTO ZOOM in settings to every time you open the page, the page will be displayed in extended manner. But personally i have unchecked this option because it gives me a great feeling.

-> still can't send scrap in Orkut through it.

-> Overall I am quite happy with the way it is working and hope that it will be much exiting in it's final release. I am habitual with 3.0 version but i believe i will be using it more than 3.0 soon. I will explore it more.

I will try and write more. Thanks Opera Team.

babox Tuesday, June 19, 2007 10:51:12 AM

Great work! Thanks smile

Madiseestlane Tuesday, June 19, 2007 11:40:23 AM

Still crashing occasionally when cliking link sometimes for example.
I'm using Siemens C75

francispsycho Tuesday, June 19, 2007 12:27:56 PM

Using it on my T-Mobile Dash (WM6, Esmertek JVM) and it looks promising. Much faster rendering and navigating pages than OM3.

Kudos for allowing folks to run it alongside the existing Opera Mini.

I am noticing a couple of issues with password-protected and secure web sites. I'm having problems getting authentication to "stick" with Google's personalized web sites (iGoogle, Gmail). It seems to only work with one or two pages then I have to re-login again. Plus, my iNotes-based work email can't authenticate at all with the newest OM4 Beta.

All in all, I give it three and a half out of five stars. Once all the bugs are ironed out, this will be one sweet mobile browser.

kevinarjun Tuesday, June 19, 2007 2:38:04 PM

great lets test this baby...

zhang chaozcluciffer Tuesday, June 19, 2007 3:59:50 PM

still no low-memo version now...
plz...
my simense c75 crashed so many times when using a high-memo ver.

redpok Wednesday, June 20, 2007 8:34:50 PM

Quite a disappointment.. Just freezes diplaying "Loading" on my Nokia 3230 (S60). Nothing helps, even menu, power and red button are not responding at all. Have to remove the battery to reset! ..newer had to do that with ANY program before..and I've installed a lot of software on this phone... Not happy at all right now sad

Le()niD Friday, June 22, 2007 1:32:38 PM

I think that this is a real revolution

works almost stable on my Nokia N72
BUT
crushed 5 times when I wanted to authorise myself and was entering passwords...

G-Bojkokrusha Friday, June 22, 2007 1:47:58 PM

Of cource, there is a direct download link 2 PC. But you must be a little more capable to find it ;-)

Just read this topic http://operafan.net/forum/index.php?topic=3184.0 or use Firefox w/ special add-ons. I used my DG-SC mod.

Khaled KhalilKhaled-Khalil Tuesday, June 26, 2007 5:47:09 AM

is it really Dimension doesn't support MIDP1.1 ?
sad

may be it is time to get a new phone

Dark FurieFurie Tuesday, June 26, 2007 7:46:30 AM

It's always time to get a new phone. Wish I could afford one.
sad

jnicol Wednesday, June 27, 2007 4:34:06 AM

From the video demo the new beta looks amazing, but I am having problems installing it on my Samsung d900i. During OM4 setup, after Opera has finished gathering font info, the following error message is displayed:

java.io.IOException: error 227 during TCP write

Has anyone else experienced this error?

UPDATE: A Mini team member has confirmed that there is a problem in the beta version with font uploading on the d900i. It may be that other Samsung models are affected too. So if you experience this error message, no need to pull your hair out - they are working to fix it.

ArunSQAwire Wednesday, June 27, 2007 7:14:50 AM

Web page preview is really a nice addition and look somewhat inspired from somewhere. But, looks user have to download full page and there is no paging of data

gcballard Wednesday, June 27, 2007 8:49:48 PM

I would like tabs, but it's so much faster it feels (almost) like browsing via wi-fi on my PPC phone.

Much Much Much better than built in IE browser.

codetiger Saturday, July 21, 2007 7:48:12 AM

Andresandresruiz Saturday, July 21, 2007 8:51:59 PM

Sorry, am new here, I "live" in Desktop Team Blog.

I don't know if I can post wishes here but I'll do.

Could a new version of Opera Mini be able to store WebPages on phone's memory?

It would save users a lot of money !!

My Sony Ericsson has NetFront and it can store webpages. But I like to use only Opera but is expensive to reload pages everytime I want to see them.

Thanks. And sorry if is a wrong place for this.

Haavardhaavard Saturday, July 21, 2007 9:42:52 PM

NetFront is a standalone browser which handles websites directly, while Opera Mini receives the site in different and compressed format. It does not handle things like HTML.

Andresandresruiz Wednesday, July 25, 2007 11:56:39 PM

@Haavard
Thanks, but it doesn't matter, I just want to be able to save the webpages on my phone's memory...even in "opera" format. Just to see them again without reloading.

Actually Opera mini can save the bookmark but not the webpage.

gavri Friday, August 10, 2007 6:49:15 PM

Access keys support?

CRAIGCREINHART65025 Saturday, November 3, 2007 2:12:13 PM

can someone help me in simple terms with mime and javascript settings for a samsung m500 using opera mini 4 beta please.

Haavardhaavard Sunday, November 4, 2007 10:33:08 PM

CREINHART65025, please try the forum.

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