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I know that Opera Mini is available on Android. Are there any other browsers available that compress content to work faster when not on Wi-fi or 3g?

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Do you mean can handle receiving compressed content from the originating web server, or that do something like Opera's TurboBoost that dynamically compresses anyone's originally compressed content to speed up mobile access? –  Mufasa Sep 22 '10 at 23:14
    
@Mufasa: I mean anything like TurboBoost –  Casebash Sep 22 '10 at 23:55
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Just to warn you: these sort of browsers depend on third party servers to receive, compress and feed you the webpages you want. Sensitive data isn't encrypted, and can be accessed from the third party. –  XAleXOwnZX Sep 11 '12 at 21:43
    
Note that a lot of content today on normal http communication is already compressed through gzip. What Opera did was more than just compression, but also rewriting of HTML content to their own binary markup language. –  Lie Ryan Sep 12 '12 at 6:26
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I think not. A least, not efficiently. If you want to do that, you need servers, big servers, so you need a big company to run thoses big servers. So I would be very surprised if that big company doesn't advertise for its product, as Opera did.

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amen brother. Its true such efforts require bandwidth and computing power. Which means money, you ain't getting that from random developers. –  Dmitriy Likhten Sep 26 '10 at 4:15
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There is the turbo feature in Opera Mobile -- the same UI as Mini with a more normal renderer. The compression is less effective, though.

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Ha.. Ha.. Liked this answer. –  Sachin Shekhar Sep 11 '12 at 23:17
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UC Browser is as efficient as Opera in compression.

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I tried it using 2G connection and it isn't even close to Opera speed. –  Dielson Sales Sep 11 '12 at 21:51
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There are also UC browser and Puffin web browser that have data compression feature. But I always prefer Opera Mini.

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