That were times when I said Opera Max is one of my favorite apps. Yes I really loved Opera Max! (Read my first review here) But now pronounce the â€œlovedâ€, because I don't love it anymore.
Opera just created a new listing (the third one for Opera Max) to publish version 2.0. But before you go and try the app, let me warn you!
Opera Max joined this â€œBoosterâ€ apps, that promise to make your phone incredible fast (they promise â€“ but they lie). There's a new icon in the toolbar and when you click on it, it shows you a whole page of â€œrecommendedâ€ apps (all the apps, the developers have to pay for to get attention â€“ and a lots of money for Opera). It's also possible to see ads, after pressing this â€œboostâ€ button, but Opera didn't describes what it actually does. Is it a placebo?
I hope this ad thing will cause really much negative feedback for Opera and they'll redo the change (it's unlikely, I know), but I really really want this to be an exception. I don't know which browser I can use on my 32 kbit/s data plan without Opera Miniâ€¦
If you can live with ads, install the app, if not stay on version 1.x or simply don't install the app at all.
I forgot: Now the app offers a mode called â€œWiFi Privacyâ€. Is that the Android version of â€œOpera VPNâ€ (which was just published for iOS)?
Here's the new version:
And here's the old one: