Opera Mini 4.2 beta available for testing!

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We are proud to announce the beta release of Opera Mini 4.2. You can download it from http://mini.opera.com/beta

Opera Mini 4.2 beta will be installed next to your other Opera Mini version(s), so there's no need to delete anything before downloading the beta.

Here are the new features added since Opera Mini 4.1:
  • Synchronize, edit and delete notes via Opera Link
  • 24 new languages
  • Better handling of RTSP, enabling more users to watch video
  • Skins are back (along with new skins)
  • "Accept" link at the end of the EULA (for BlackBerry users)

In addition we are now in the progress of enabling global load balancing for all our users. See the blog post for more info.

We hope you all enjoy this beta as much as us, and that you will provide feedback in our forum or directly in our feedback thread. Bugs can also be reported directly from Opera Mini (Menu -> Tools-> Help -> Bug report).

Known issues

As this is a beta, there are a couple of known issues. Here's a list of some of them:
  • Some of the new languages are not fully translated for the beta, but will be fully supported for the final version.
  • There are several issues with notes in Opera Link. Your device may not support viewing or editing of very large notes. Backup your notes before trying!

What is RTSP

RTSP is a protocol used for streaming media, such as videos. If your phone supports RTSP via Opera Mini, you should be able to play e.g. YouTube videos on your phone. These will not be played in Opera Mini, but by the media software in the device. We would like to remind those of you without a fixed data subscription that streaming media requires a lot of
data traffic, and can be very expensive. Depending on the device, you may have to configure a new access point before streaming works. Also, some devices will not do streaming unless they are connected via WiFi (we have seen this on BlackBerry).

Now we will do our best to finish the final release for you. Enjoy the beta! smile

Best regards,
The Opera Mini team

Release day - Windows Mobile, Symbian UIQ & Series60Opera Mini 4.2 unleashed!

Comments

theoddbod Tuesday, November 11, 2008 9:15:36 AM

party

Андрей Пановandrew3105 Tuesday, November 11, 2008 9:23:34 AM

:-)

João Davidpiroxicam Tuesday, November 11, 2008 10:42:52 AM

www.egotastic.com is being incorrectly rendered. I only get the top egotastic logo and anything more. sad

Thanks for the beta. Muuuuch more faster than Opera Mini 4.1

EDIT: In landscape mode the left and right softkeys are changed. The left should remain as menu key and the right one should remain as Back key. So I think they should have the same function they have in portrait mode. It's less confusing.

QasimQasibr Tuesday, November 11, 2008 12:31:03 PM

I really hope some really neat features are added into the final 4.2 release. The last point release (4.0 to 4.1) added some pretty neat features.

Vishwasvishwaskrishna Tuesday, November 11, 2008 2:01:37 PM

Just now downloaded opera mini 4.2 beta. Hope it has something in it for my phone rokr z6.

tisme Tuesday, November 11, 2008 2:23:31 PM

hey, great news!

via RTSP we can now listen to the numerous BBC Radio channels and excellent programs right in our mobile phones.

[provided, of course, BBC engineers will have enough of common sense not to move internet broadcasting to that lame Adobe Flash entirely...]

FataL Tuesday, November 11, 2008 5:37:26 PM

I can't get YouTube video plaing on my p1i phone. After I click on a video link, it starts application, and show rotating wait icon for one minute or so. Then it says that probably a link is not working...
I connected via WiFi...

Dark FurieFurie Tuesday, November 11, 2008 6:10:06 PM

irked

sandysansheet Wednesday, November 12, 2008 4:52:19 AM

Solve the javascript problem

biotel Wednesday, November 12, 2008 8:48:07 AM

Why don't supported "small" size for russian fonts again?

JoeGoJoeGo Wednesday, November 12, 2008 11:33:15 AM

@Qasibr: whine, whine, whine. You want them to add even more features in a point release rather than fix bugs? Amazing.


@sansheet: solve what? Do you really think anyone can read your mind to understand what you could possibly mean by that?

pjn123 Wednesday, November 12, 2008 4:05:53 PM

Thanks for the new hi def program icon. Looks great on my Nokia 6234!

sremick Wednesday, November 12, 2008 4:26:19 PM

How about syncing Opera Mini bookmarks between multiple mobile devices running Opera Mini? A "backup" feature would accomplish the same thing.

I use Opera Mini on three separate devices and upgrade frequently.

Dark FurieFurie Wednesday, November 12, 2008 4:34:41 PM

Check out the synchronise thing on the start page. up

Peterpetermrsandman Wednesday, November 12, 2008 5:41:33 PM

what happened to the full screen tap?

afidel Wednesday, November 12, 2008 7:19:15 PM

While not completely related to the 4.2beta I do have a bug I'd love to see squashed in 4.2. On Blackberry OS 4.5 Opera Mini does not allow applications associated with the convenience key to come to the foreground. This works correctly with all builtin apps and all other third party apps I have installed. I've tried associating different apps with the convenience key and they all exhibit the same behavior.

Haavardhaavard Wednesday, November 12, 2008 8:06:20 PM

Originally posted by sremick:

How about syncing Opera Mini bookmarks between multiple mobile devices running Opera Mini?


See the "Sync bookmarks and Speed Dial" section on the Opera Mini Features page.

QasimQasibr Thursday, November 13, 2008 4:39:02 AM

I don't get what's unbelievable about wanting new features in a new version. Opera's been releasing two versions of Mini a year, it doesn't matter if they're point releases or major revisions, they've always added new stuff. So quit trolling.

I have one suggestion. You know how Mini snaps to columns of text in desktop view mode? Well, sometimes this is a little irritating, especially if the column has multiple paragraphs with different indentation, and you can't see the entire width of the paragraph in one go, and have to constantly move left and right to read each sentence. It would be useful to have the option to turn the snap to text feature off.

jaiprasad54 Thursday, November 13, 2008 6:03:24 AM

Hey we required a operamini with resumeable download manager. Plz

JimMitsos-The-Great Thursday, November 13, 2008 11:08:59 AM

Hello from Greece! I have problem to upload files to the Opera mini 4.2 beta. Yesterday increase normally files and now I can not raise more than file 300kb. When completed upload the file starts from the beginning. I have a Sony Ericsson K530i.

JoeGoJoeGo Thursday, November 13, 2008 1:36:34 PM

@Qasibr: there are new features in 4.2. There is new stuff. So quit being ungrateful.

Timothy ConnerVJgamer Thursday, November 13, 2008 4:03:04 PM

Yay! Now I have a reason to use notes in Opera. Now I can easily take my notes everywhere!

Investor Thursday, November 13, 2008 5:54:44 PM

Originally posted by Qasibr:

It would be useful to have the option to turn the snap to text feature off.


You mean a shortcut (one klick), replacing opera:config setting *Fit text to screen* ?

What about having OM start with unwrapped text, to give best possible desktop view of page, then wrap text automaticly when zoomed in...

(Would probably add alot kb to OM file size, and wrapping would maybe take some annoying seconds ? )

Beelicious Thursday, November 13, 2008 11:48:55 PM

Hello there. I wanted to thank the Opera team for a fantastic new version of Opera Mini, even if it's still a beta. Pages are now loading incredibly fast, thanks to the intelligent routing to either the EU or the US server farm. I love Opera Mini and Portable Opera. B-) Keep up the good work!

QasimQasibr Friday, November 14, 2008 2:29:42 AM

I wasn't talking about the 'fit text to screen feature', invester. My point was, that when Mini fits the text to your screen, Mini snaps to the text column when you move left-to-right across a webpage.

Sometimes, this snapping feature doesn't work very well, and you're left with a part of the text column hidden off-screen. This typically seems to happen when the text column consists of multiple paragraphs with different indentation. And then you have to continuously move the screen left to right to read each sentence, even with the text screen wrapping feature turned on.

Because of this, it might be useful to be able to turn the snap-to-text feature off, so Mini doesn't automatically jump and stick to text columns, so you can move freely across a webpage.

Rafael Luikrafaelluik Friday, November 14, 2008 8:32:41 AM

24 new languages! yikes yes

Kniterider Saturday, November 15, 2008 12:45:37 AM

Im a big opera fan. Thanx for the new version 4.2. Content loads faster, but im missing landscape mode. I got used 2 using landscape mode with on my N82. Please help. . . . Marwaan

Dark FurieFurie Saturday, November 15, 2008 12:57:17 AM

There are a few ways you can get landscape mode on the N82. Easiest way is to turn the accelerometer on and turn the phone. Or you could do it manually by clicking *# to change the orientation mode of the application. bigsmile

QasimQasibr Sunday, November 16, 2008 10:11:19 AM

Hey I have another idea. If you use Opera Link, every single time you bookmark a webpage in Mini, the program slows down or freezes for about ten seconds while it synchronizes your bookmarks with the server. This is especially so if you've got even a moderately large collection of bookmarks saved on Mini.

How about providing an option after which, Opera Link would only synch bookmarks in Mini when the application starts, or whenever the user manually synchs.

Opera could leave synching enabled by default, but just provide an option to turn this off and manually synch, for power users.

Dark FurieFurie Monday, November 17, 2008 11:14:58 AM

The option is there. Just sign in once a day/week/century to synch things then sign out again. up

Veera Brahmaji Vadlapudibrahmajivv Wednesday, November 19, 2008 5:57:43 PM

Thank you for providing 4.2 version but i didnt find anything about notes, where can I save my notes.

Veera Brahmaji Vadlapudibrahmajivv Wednesday, November 19, 2008 5:59:47 PM

For Mitsos-The-Great:

U can upload file more than 300kb from opera mini 4.1&4.2 U should change the connection to HTTP to socket in the settings, then it will do, but the uploading speed is too less, but it facilitate uploading files more than 300kb upto 2-3Mb.

罗成yewuhan Thursday, November 20, 2008 5:01:09 AM

Thank you! 
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Kniterider Thursday, November 20, 2008 5:48:31 PM

I know i can turn on accelerometer, but version 4.1 used to give me that option. 4.2 dont give me 'landscape view'option. I dont want to do it like that, then everything goes landscape everytime i shift my phone.
Please, if anybody knows where i can download version 4.2 that gives that option to choose 'landscape view' within operamini.. . . , . . Thanx Marwaan

Dark FurieFurie Thursday, November 20, 2008 8:19:56 PM

Just go to settings and click Landscape Mode. It's the second option on the checklist.

Kniterider Friday, November 21, 2008 12:35:12 PM

on my N82, its not. So can someone tell me whats up? Please get back to me. . . Marwaan

Dark FurieFurie Friday, November 21, 2008 1:09:03 PM

Whack a screenshot up of what you've got in your settings menu. If you need a free screenshot application, check out the sidebar of my page.

Dark FurieFurie Friday, November 21, 2008 1:10:09 PM

Oh, and what firmware version are you using on your N82?

Kniterider Friday, November 21, 2008 5:51:13 PM

V 2.0, hope u can sort me out. I here V 3.0 i hear unhackable

Dark FurieFurie Friday, November 21, 2008 6:21:06 PM

N82 firmware version 2.0? It came with that?

Kniterider Friday, November 21, 2008 9:18:42 PM

Ya, y? Im sure i cant be the only 1 that sit with that problem, and its killing me cause i got used to v 4.1

mattcann Saturday, November 22, 2008 11:10:31 AM

Hi all,
I'm writing from Italy and I use Opera Mini 4.2 on a Nokia N78.
I think the software is in a good state of progress; I didn't find particular issues (some forcet shout down but it occured also with the 4.1).
There are 3 things that, in my oponion, Opera Mini should have:
1_ The way to cut and copy the address links of the pages (#1)
2_ Select a folder for all downloads: is a very annoing thing choose anytime a sub sub folder for any download
3_ The possibility to select parts of text the the pages anche copy them.

What do you thing about these features?
Sorry for any english mistake I've made p

Hope to hear you feedback!
Bye!

Dark FurieFurie Saturday, November 22, 2008 12:38:45 PM

Earliest n82 I've seen was preproduction and that came with v9 firmware. It's possible you've got network specific firmware that's playing silly buggers, in which case can't help you I'm afraid. Can you not press * then # to change to landscape mode?

Dark FurieFurie Saturday, November 22, 2008 12:41:18 PM

Mattcann, there's a link on the sidebar here for the Opera Mini forum. In there is a sticky post to place suggestions for new features you want in the application. Some get chosen, some don't. Good luck.

Kniterider Saturday, November 22, 2008 1:09:16 PM

Hi Mattcan, im from South Africa. And u took the words right off my fingertips. Thats xactly what i want, but i didnt know how to put it in words.
I downloaded version 4.1 again, cause it gives me the landscape option. But u c, i read somewhere here that im not the only the 1. So please. If the opera team can sort it out, i would appreciate it.

Sandeshsandeshsirsi Saturday, November 22, 2008 1:43:15 PM

I am very happy with our om4.2 release.. But i am totally depressed by the error message i get whenever i use opera mini versions starting from v4.0,
it says content blocked by operator.. Someone please help me solve this problem,
this happens only when i use Airtel online. Service providers won'T give any clue:-(

walterbugscout Wednesday, December 3, 2008 12:30:53 PM

thanks up

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M Hasbiani Ganiotoeh Tuesday, December 23, 2008 7:25:54 PM

Ok banget thank..

Thejavoe™Edysyahputra Saturday, December 27, 2008 9:01:10 AM

Ok thank's N now I use operamini 4.2

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