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?

  • 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
    Commented Sep 22, 2010 at 23:14
  • @Mufasa: I mean anything like TurboBoost
    – Casebash
    Commented Sep 22, 2010 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.
    – Alexander
    Commented Sep 11, 2012 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
    Commented Sep 12, 2012 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.

  • amen brother. Its true such efforts require bandwidth and computing power. Which means money, you ain't getting that from random developers. Commented Sep 26, 2010 at 4:15

There is the turbo feature in Opera Mobile -- the same UI as Mini with a more normal renderer. The compression is less effective, though.

  • Ha.. Ha.. Liked this answer.
    – iOS
    Commented Sep 11, 2012 at 23:17

UC Browser is as efficient as Opera in compression.

  • I tried it using 2G connection and it isn't even close to Opera speed. Commented Sep 11, 2012 at 21:51

There are also UC browser and Puffin web browser that have data compression feature. But I always prefer Opera Mini.


yes! Google Chrome and ucmini.co.in are browser that compress the website before showing the result to get fastest access. They use Proxy server for this. Now VPN Enable concept will be soon launch by browser like Opera, Google, Mozilla to get result fast and accurate in upcoming version.


UC Mini, Opera Mini and CM Browser they all compress data and speed up browsing. Besides lowering image quality can also increase the websites loading speed.

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