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Opera Mini adds supports for 13 Indian languages

New Opera Mini update adds support for 13 Indian languages, QR code reader and an improved download manager

tech Updated: Jan 26, 2016 15:47 IST
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Research suggests that more than 70 percent of Indians do not use English as their primary language, hence the addition of 13 native Indian languages will certainly break the barriers of communication and encourage Indian users to come online.
Research suggests that more than 70 percent of Indians do not use English as their primary language, hence the addition of 13 native Indian languages will certainly break the barriers of communication and encourage Indian users to come online.(Opera)

Popular mobile browser Opera Mini just got a new update that adds support for 90 global languages, including 13 from India. With the update, Indian users can browse on Opera Mini in Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. Users will be prompted with a notification to select their language of choice once they’ve updated the browser.

Research suggests that more than 70 percent of Indians do not use English as their primary language, hence the addition of 13 native Indian languages will certainly break the barriers of communication and encourage Indian users to come online.

“We are continuing our efforts to bring the internet to as many people as possible, not only by making it possible to access the internet on low-bandwidth networks with our compression technology, but also by making sure that our browser is easy for anyone to use and understand. The improved language support is an important part of our efforts,” said Christian Uribe, Product Manager of Opera Mini.

The new update also adds support for QR code reader and generator for Opera Mini. Uribe says that with a QR code users can do a quick scan with their phone’s camera as often typing long URLs can get rather frustrating. The company also says that Opera Mini now offers improved stability and speed in the download manager.

We’ve made loads of improvements and tweaks lately to improve the stability and speed of downloads,” adds Uribe.

Users can download the latest version of Opera Mini from the PlayStore.