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Phones / Re: Opera Is About To Be Bought By A Chinese Consortium For About $1.2 Billion by Xionez(m): 6:29pm
simiolu1:


I agree with you that it MAY not fly here (that statement is subjective because it depends on perspective) due to the practical reasons you gave but let tell you of my personal preferences.

1. I do not like having apps that don't offer me a better experience than i can get on a website. That's why I will never download apps for shopping online.

2. instead of installing multiple apps, why not install a container in which they can all function optimally? it'll save me disk space!

3. Some people don't care about data savings. I know someone who is a Glo postpaid customer. he gets 5gb every month. he still subscribes etisalat for his q5 and has spectranet internet at work. to him, data is nothing. he calls me to come and download sef so that the thing will finish

the point is opera appeals to those who love data savings above the user experience but it is not yet a better browser than Mozilla, chrome and safari (it doesn't even come close)

Made a mistake. I should have phrased my reply in a subjective context.
Post edited to reflect assumptions.

Like they say, to each his own.
Phones / Re: Opera Is About To Be Bought By A Chinese Consortium For About $1.2 Billion by Xionez(m): 6:20pm
lofty900:
lol I'm surprised at your comment. I updated my opera to the latest version and regretted. It can no longer download anything, no option to save pages. Nothing


I'm using the latest i presume...16.0.2168.
The saved pages is there. Click the + button to the left of the address bar and choose "Save for Offline"

The down side is that it "semi-saves" it to Media storage ie on reinstalling OperaMini, one cannot recall it from Media Storage like those days of Symbian.
UCWeb and Mozilla (thanks to SimiOlu for the notice)...can call them up from anywhere.

Download works for me as far as i am using a full data bundle. Doesn't work with OperaMini bundle on Airtel except its less than 2MB insize and its in picture format.
Phones / Re: Opera Is About To Be Bought By A Chinese Consortium For About $1.2 Billion by Xionez(m): 5:57pm
simiolu1:


If you're a website developer, you'd hate Opera. opera doesn't have the capacity to optimise the web app experience like chrome and Mozilla. Chrome, safari and torch browsers are built on the WebKit framework which opera does not support. Also, it's this part or the world that cares about data savings. so we want to save data at the expense of better use experience. if you don't understand let me ask you. between Mozilla, chrome, uc browser and opera, which ones offer a better experience on websites like Facebook, twitter, eBay, Amazon, yahoo mail, gmail etc?


as I type this, eBay and Amazon no longer support opera mobile (you can't access them with opera mini or Opera). I believe that in there nearest future, if opera doesn't offer a better web app experience, other major companies will drop it.

BTW, Mozilla allowance you to save a page for offline view as a PDF file. I just thought I'd add that


I like this.
The internet space is all about Ads. Delivering dynamic content to the users. OperaMini only offers static ads which doesn't go down well with websites which have advertisements as one of their source of revenue, if not the only source. Eg Amazon, eBay, Instagram etc etc.

So more content, more work, more RAM, more data, more tasks for the SOC, more battery drain.

With their numerous open WiFi hotspots, near constant power supply and subsidized handhelds, its easy to constantly modify web experience.

But down here, such things doesn't often fly.
They don't pay for our data, power supply is erratic, prizes of phones not subsidized (no payment plan to even speak of). Even payment for advertised services is often difficult.

Slim and static and functional is the watchword in this case. This is why OperaMini seems to be king.
If they want a more dynamic and interactive UI with all the eye candy, they may download the app. Ask Konga and Jumia.


In essence, Chrome may not fly here due to PRACTICAL reasons, but in theory, its okay as a browser.



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Phones / Re: Opera Is About To Be Bought By A Chinese Consortium For About $1.2 Billion by Xionez(m): 5:29pm
charlsecy:
Chrome and Firefox, MOBILE-wise, are not good broswers. However, the only good thing about them is their ability to better render complex, animated websites with convoluted menu.



Very true. Chrome is better than Mozilla in this regard.
Most sites and devs see Chrome as the most common browser on Android especially for a day to day user. Browsers have their user agents set as 'Chrome' just so they can get these sites to function well on their apps.

I've downloaded virtually all the browsers on Playstore, as at last April, just to get a balance between RAM, Battery and Data usage.

Finally settled with OperaMini for day to day browsing and UCWeb to browse rebellious sites that refuse to render well on OperaMini (Engadget, i am looking at you) and also to download large files.
Phones / Re: Opera Is About To Be Bought By A Chinese Consortium For About $1.2 Billion by Xionez(m): 7:18am
Chrome my foot.
That browser is bad news on Mobile. its doesn't actually close, consumes RAM like no mans business and lemme not get started on the data it consumes...even while browsing Facebook. Data Savings mode my foot.

I've got 31 tabs on OperaMini and RAM usage doesn't pass 35MB. You can quit the browser and it shuts down fully.

With Chrome, just 6 tabs is 39MB gone. No option to close the browser so its either you relegate it to background or u force close. Restart phone and its one of the first things to boot up.

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Celebrities / Re: Tolu & Tunde Demuren Are Officially Married (photos) by Xionez(m): 12:37pm On May 28
*starts stopwatch*
Lol. Happy Married Life to them newly weds
Celebrities / Re: Pretty Actress, Daniella Okeke Flaunsts Her Hot Legs In This New Outfit by Xionez(m): 12:29pm On May 28
the exhaust of that 4X4 seems off...the one on the left.
Nairaland / General / Re: Yeahhh!!!toolz And Tunde Demuren Are Officially Married... #tsquarewedding by Xionez(m): 12:27pm On May 28
*starts stopwatch*
Lol. Just kidding. Wishing them a happy married life.
Jokes Etc / Re: Funny Memorable Quotes From President Robert Mugabe by Xionez(m): 12:22pm On May 28
1,4 and 5
EPIC!!!!
Phones / Re: Glo Introduces New Cheap Data Plans by Xionez(m): 12:16pm On May 28
Hia. Op, whats new about those data?. It has been like that since when...

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Celebrities / Re: Shocking As A Man joystick Was Bitten By 10 Foot Python While Using His Toilet by Xionez(m): 11:43am On May 28
End time snake
Crime / Re: What Would You Do If You Could Be Invisible For Thirty-five Minutes On The Dot? by Xionez(m): 10:33am On May 14
Trail another politician carrying N950mill loot to "share". Once i get to the point, park my car close and start the 35minutes invisiblity (grab my taser gun and rope just in case)

Not less than 4 ghana-must-go will miss that day.

Alert the EFCC afterwards.
Romance / Re: Another Tiwa Vs Teebillz - Kylie Jenner Dumps Tyga Because He's Now Broke? by Xionez(m): 10:27am On May 14
when i saw TMZ, i stopped reading.
Their news is based on perceptions buttressed with fibs and not the actual facts.
Nairaland / General / Re: Photos: Giant Snake Killed In Egypt Red Sea by Xionez(m): 8:52am On May 11
NiRfreak:
let me quickly join the bus....we all know where it's heading to......enter enter enter...front page #20

Conductor, dress small lemme hang. lol
Romance / Re: How Do U Feel Wen Ur Bae Uses Pidgin To Communicate With You? by Xionez(m): 9:57pm On May 10
Pidgin or English...me, I no send.
As far as sey she dey blend wells with me, she sabi book, sabi cook, sabi shook.

But i love ladies that know how to juggle between Pidgin and English depending on the conversation, gist or the social event.

Any lady that adds Pidgin to a gist is probably very comfortable around you. That's when you should get to know her better and not "throw away a potential diamond because it has rough edges"

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Technology Market / Re: Russia To Test 'satan 2' Nuclear Weapon Capable Of Wiping Out France by Xionez(m): 9:49pm On May 10
Humans...creating means to destroy ourselves.
Politics / Re: Beyonce Eulogizes ‘igbo Spirit’ Behind The Biafran Struggle In New Video (photos by Xionez(m): 9:44pm On May 10
Abeg, is Beyonce Igbo?!
Her theme, acts or associating lyrics are tending towards it...take Flawless for example.

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Health / Re: Man Can’t Stop Growing At 7ft’11: Gets Taller Every Year by Xionez(m): 3:11pm On May 09
All these Old Women that says a dude is too tall.
This, dear elderly mothers, is tall. not the 4..5..6ft you see every day.

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Food / Re: Is This A Burger Or A Cake? What Do You Think? by Xionez(m): 1:33am On May 07
Madam, u gat it. Ho Ha!
One of the best ive encountered. Is it 100% edible?!
Nairaland / General / Re: Isn’t This True Love? Lady Shows Off The Love Of Her Life [Must See Photo’s] by Xionez(m): 1:28am On May 07
Itz well IJN
Career / Re: Top Ten Most Hated Professions by Xionez(m): 1:21am On May 07
Omonile beats them all.

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Celebrities / Re: P Square Has Been Droped By Glo As Brand Ambassador by Xionez(m): 1:02am On May 07
So your bored gateman has become a reliable source? SMH
Celebrities / Re: Toolz Working Out. (photo) by Xionez(m): 12:55am On May 07
Rick Ross has inspired many people...lol
But wait o, how about them stretch marks?
Celebrities / Re: Teebillz N45Million Debt Was From Hajara Mustapha, Halima Babangida's Cousin by Xionez(m): 12:47am On May 07
Abeg, make this T-billz (abi na T-shirt) matter cook finish.
Okay, so he has N45 mill gbese on his head. So what?
I dey owe Iya Basira N4500 for the food wey me and my gees chop last month, why i no see am for FP on Nairaland?
i epp people dat day, who T-shirt epp?!

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Celebrities / Re: Meet Woman Who ‘predicted’ Tiwa Savage, Teebillz’s Divorce Mess by Xionez(m): 5:32pm On May 02
She should join the line.
Nairaland / General / Re: Car Conveying Wedding Gifts Mysteriously Burst Into Flames. (photos) by Xionez(m): 5:19pm On May 02
""suddenly burst into flames". is it fuel they gave someone as a gift?
Romance / Re: What Does This Mean.. she Said She Is Dating Me Out Of Pity... by Xionez(m): 5:10pm On May 02
2 years of pity. Chai, some babes dey hearless ar swear.
As for you, OP. better go and shuk ur ostrich head inside sand for exhibiting this embarrassing foolishness for 2years...and counting.

Ginger fire...you need Onions not ginger.

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Celebrities / Re: Teebillz Nearly Killed Himself This Morning - He Tried To Jump Off ... by Xionez(m): 4:54pm On May 02
someone finally subscribed to a data plan. welcome, OP
Computer Market / Re: Laptops Repair Centre In Lagos by Xionez(m): 4:33pm On May 01
lovelyS:

Yes its available for N26,000
Thanks
Okay, and the AMD A8 processor, how much will that one cost also?
Computer Market / Re: Laptops Repair Centre In Lagos by Xionez(m): 4:13am On May 01
do you have the AMD motherboard for HP dv6 7210us

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