New Google News for Opera Mini

Thursday, April 14, 2011 | 12:42 PM

cross-posted from the Google News blog

While the Google News team has been hard at work redesigning our service for smartphones, we’ve also been thinking about our milllions of users around the world who access the web not from a smartphone, but from a feature phone, using Opera Mini as their browser.

So we have rolled out a redesigned Google News for Opera Mini in all 29 languages and 70 editions of Google News. This includes an enhanced homepage featuring richer snippets, thumbnail images, links to videos and section content without explicit navigation, a convenient search bar, comfortably spaced links and the ability to access your desktop personalization on your phone.

We hope that this will improve the news browsing experience for Opera Mini users around the world, including millions of people using a feature phone as the primary point of access for the web. See it here in the Indian Hindi and Nigerian English versions.

 


So, pick up your feature phone and point your Opera Mini browser to http://news.google.com to catch up on news anytime and anywhere. For more information or to share your feedback with us, please visit our Help Center.

Posted by Arun Prasath, Tech Lead and Dimitris Meretakis, Product Manager

57 comments:

dolapo said...

I love GOOGLE

Addicuss said...

seriously.. what other company bothers to optimize their products for competing browsers. Thumbs Up Google.

irvanfauzie said...

can google detect my mobile device even i'm using Opera Mini browser?

harou said...

This is great! Opera mini is the only possible way for a lot of people and it is definitely good that Google is aware that :)

Thank you

eknutz said...

Word.

Nothing and All said...

Great news!

Gerry said...

I think I'll download Opera mini on my Droid X so I can try it. :)

Sonior said...

great work please do do for all your sites especially gmail on mobile and this is the correct move though i would love it if you also optimised for opera mobile

Dawid Pająk said...

Good job Google! :) Now take care of your other services to work with Opera (Mini, Mobile and desktop too) as it should.

Def said...

reat stuff! Way to go Google!

kenneth said...

Great move. Thanks Google!

Cricket said...

great work google. Go on.. :):-)

a_paddy said...

Thumbs up Google.
However I'd like to echo the comments made about supporting Opera Mobile too.

Önder Emre BAKIRTAŞ said...

Great job Google, Opera Mini deserves that.

Guddu said...

thanx a lot!! this is great news for all mini users... please do similar optimization for reader on opera mini. right now, it is almost unusable... :-(

Ide said...

Finally some Opera support from Google!

Please do the same for the rest of the Google and Opera products.

Tommy said...

Great news! Opera and Google rules :)

Mike said...

Thanks, Google. :)

le_su14 said...

Amazing!!! Google News will be my first speed-dial cell from now on :)

hugo-use said...

amazing! thank u!

Lewis said...

Thank you! I've been using the iphone version, which worked very well with opera mini, but this makes it easier! Thank you!

myblamage said...

Thanks for that! And now please optimize your desktop services (such as Picasaweb, Gmail, search !!!, etc.) for Opera as well.. Opera doesn't have so many users, but it is a good browser! Thanks!

jacobs said...

:) Thanks google,i'm gonna enjoy reading google news with opera mini,totally awesome:)

antidefinitionist said...

Thumbs Up!!!

Hazel Marroquín said...

Great !!1! You're the hit Google, tnk you very much :D

Pramod said...

Finally Google had to eat humble pie... but very interesting how it chooses to provide support for one service while purposely breaking others websites which work absolutely fine on opera if useragent is masked as firefox/IE...

Egg said...

<3 <3 GOOGLE <3 <3

Vladimir said...

Круто :)

Kamangu said...

Thanks for the good work.

Kamangu said...

BTW... I am still waiting for Google to optimize Gmail and other services for the desktop opera.

Al'Exodus said...

Great news. Now, if only you would support other great standard-compliant Opera products...

Wazzup said...

Nice one !

armin.ahmadzadeh said...

great job :-D

Esteban F. Pérez said...

Great! adding a new speeddial on opera mini and mobile, googlenews is taking place now

Chirag said...

A step in the right direction :)
But why doesn't google support Opera Desktop so much for anything?

Tim said...

Thanks so much for the gift!

Esteban F. Pérez said...

... -And by the way Google; Opera Mini is not only for feature phones, it is used by millions of millions of smartphone and tablet users around the globe.

Esteban F. Pérez said...

and is running on TV, nintendo...... thousands of devices..

Pass Into Grace said...

Many thanks! Google News is the type of service I'm more likely to use when away from a desk, so better mobile support is great.

Rubendw said...

Thumbs up!

survey2go said...

Thank you! I've been using the iphone
version, which worked very well with
opera mini, but this makes it easier!
Thank you!

sandalian said...

Thanks, it's one of the best from Google to us Opera Mini users!

Roger said...

Thanks a lot Google for this step.

A user of the Desktop, Mobile and Mini version of Opera.

Lewis said...

By the way, for anyone having trouble with G reader, try the iphone version at www.googlereader.com/i/ (?).

Lewis said...

Sorry, that was www.google.com/reader/i/

LogicDaemon said...

Wonderful!
Now if reader become better compatible, this would be even more wonderful!!

FYI: Using google.com/reader/i/ with Opera Mini is neither convenient nor practical because click after reading an article causes page reload on server, and list loads with all articles closed (including that one which was read), so click hits unpredictable location. This is even more dangerous because accidentally several articles may be marked read without being read.

Kamensky said...

I, as an Opera user can friendly say 'Well done guys at Google!' I refer to the work you did on making Google news available to Opera-mini users. Keep the good work! Seeya on the net. Kamensky

altongusta said...

You're wasting your time. Since opera mini can render the desktop version of G.news, why should one switch to the poor content mobile version? At least one thing is commendable: you didn't make mobile redirection mandatory.

Randy Alberto said...

Hey, that's good, but I try to post a comment in a new with Opera in my Sony Ericsson w595, and I just see ''you need login on a account, please click on Account''. I try, I do the click, but the option sent me again back. Please verify, I'm from Dominican Republic

Mikko said...

Sounds good. Now do same to Reader! It's not usable currently. Gmail, which many have asked, works fine with separate java app.

Rhan Candia said...

WOW. Google NEWS fits very well on Opera Mini 6!

Who could have though READING NEWS ON MOBILE VIA OPERA MINI COULD BE FUN!?

THUMBS UP FOR BOTH G and O!!

G and O !! GO !!

alenn said...

google & opera together
=>THE POWER OF INTERNET<=

Carol said...

Really nice. Thanks Google!

sanna said...

a lot of congratulations google, Its a Great news, Great job for world people. I always googles love.thanks google.

rmbxxx said...

Yeah that's it! We (opera fans) deserve it. Now somebody saw the (ghost of) opera.

Thanks google. Welcome to the Opera!

rmb.

sibu said...

great,atlast a support from google for opera.i regularly use google services especially gnews.pls update all other be optimized for opera.i dont get the point google doesnt support opera desktop since its an excellent mix of features,performance,complaince to standards

Tarrikun said...

Opera Mini Browser its the best browser for any device, and easy to install the software.