A pre-release version of the popular browsing software Opera Mini has become available for Android phones, offering users a real alternative to the default browser.
Opera says that the fifth version of its Mini mobile browser provides "a fast and cost-efficient Web experience".
Windows Mobile and BlackBerry users have already had a chance to play with the new app, but now Android is getting in on the act.
Mobile users should see their data costs fall because Opera compresses web pages remotely before they are sent to a mobile phone.
With a 90 per cent reduction in the data requirements, this could shave a significant sum from owners monthly bill if they do not have a generous data tariff.
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