Opera for Android 50 comes with publisher-friendly ad blocking and picture-in-picture mode
Opera for Android has just been updated and its version labeled 50 comes with quite a few solid improvements, the most important one being allegedly the first publisher-friendly ad blocker in a mobile web browser.
According to Opera's Alejandro Viquez, these are the highlights of Opera for Android 50 — in addition to the aforementioned ad blocker that now includes a site-specific setting that has been introduced by Opera for desktop back in 2016, of course:
- Picture-in-picture mode for videos on devices running at least Android Oreo.
- The scroll handle replaces the quick jump tool used by previous versions.
- Support for dark CSS themes.
- An easier way to open PDF files and other documents.
- New languages: Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian.
Opera for Android is one of the most popular web browsers available for the users of Google's mobile operating system — at least according to Google Play. The app store's statistics reveal that this piece of code has been downloaded more than 100 million times so far — obviously without taking into account its siblings Opera Mini (>100 million downloads) and Opera Touch (>1 million).
After 2,677,028 user reviews, Opera for Android has a Google Play rating of 4.4/5. Have you ever used this mobile web browser? Do you think its rating should go up or down? As usual, feel free to drop a comment below.