What is the HTTP and socket option in android version of opera mini? There is two options: HTTP and Socket/HTTP

The default is HTTP and Socket/HTTP. In addition what is the different between these two options?

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The socket connection keeps the connection to the sites. The HTTP selection will search for the site, each time searching for the site's IP address.

If you can't get a connection through the socket then switch to HTTP. This choice is available when you’re using extreme-savings mode; use the "O" button and go to the savings summary.

The Socket/HTTP browser setting is faster and more cost efficient, whereas HTTP is a fallback when your operator does not support socket/HTTP.

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