Opera Software has released an upgraded version of Opera Mini 4.n, its lightweight Java ME proxy browser for older and low end feature phones that can’t run Opera Mini 7.1. The new release is Opera Mini 4.5 and it replaces Opera Mini 4.4 in the company’s lineup. Compared with its predecessor, Mini 4.5 adds:
- The download Manager from Opera Mini 7.1 which supports pausing and resuming downloads and downloading multiple files simultaneously.
- Better support for touchscreen devices including kinetic scrolling and increased spacing between tappable elements.
- New skins including a new light default skin
- Added a private browsing option which hides your activity from the browser history and download history and deletes, cookies, cache and passwords when you exit private browsing.
I tested the new version on an LG LN 272 QWERTY slider feature phone. I was pleasantly surprised to see that a long standing bug with all Mini 4.n versions that caused to “tear” and become corrupted and unreadable when scrolling on this device was fixed.