Will Opera Max App Really Help To Save On Data Usage? You Can Be One of The First To Find Out
Initially announced back in December, the Opera Max app promises to help Android users save on data usage. The company announced on Tuesday via their blog that they would be opening pre-registration for public beta testing in the United States on Europe. However, interested parties may want to act fast, as their is already a waiting list for the test.
The company had been running a very limited beta test in the U.S. and according to Opera, the feedback has been quite positive which has prompted them to move forward with the larger scale beta test. According the the statement made by Opera, access to the test will be given out on a first-come first-served basis.
“Our goal is to give you more for the money you spend on your data plan,” said Opera in December.
The Opera Max app works by compressing data that is used throughout the users phone such as videos, text and photos not only from direct web browsing, but through the phones various applications as well. The app not only compresses the data, but will display visuals that show how much data is being saved and what applications are using the most data.
This app, if it works as well as early indications suggest it might, could come as a relief to many consumers with data plans on their phones. According to MSN, data packages ranged anywhere from $15 – $80 depending on the amount of data and the carrier, not counting any overage fees one may incur.
As of right now there is not a lot of information available as to when the app can be expected to hit the Android marketplace, however, Opera will be in attendance at the Mobile World Congress next week which should provide more details on the app and perhaps when the general public can expect to get their hands on it.