Opera Software announced the production release of Opera Mini 4.2 today. The new release, a minor upgrade from 4.1, is largely unchanged from the 4.2 Beta launched two weeks ago. It includes bug fixes, the addition of Cyrillic language characters to the browser's "small" font and a version of Opera Mini 4.2 for the T-Mobile G1 Android phone.
Compared to 4.1, 4.2 adds:
Skins: Change Opera's look using predefined schemes.
Improved Performance: a new US based server farm increases performance in the States by 30%. You must use 4.2 to be able to take advantage of this.
Direct Video: Opera Mini 4.2 opens RTSP videos in the phone's video player without first launching the built in browser.
Synchronized Notes: Opera Mini 4.2 includes the Notes feature from Opera's desktop browsers. Notes as well as bookmarks are now synchronized over the air between Mini and Desktop.
In other browser news, Naiyer at oh.dirlink.mobi tipped me that there is a new WebKit based browser for UIQ 3.1 touchscreen phones. It's called Ozone and you can download it from o3mobi.com. It sounds interesting claiming to be three times faster than the default Opera Mobile browser and has support for HTML5's client side database. Too bad I don't have a compatible phone or I'd be all over this.