Are you upset with too small mobile Internet data packages? This service is quite expensive in India and also the mobile Internet is slow itself. Also, active users download monthly a lot of data. All this through the ubiquitous multimedia, which increasingly appear in social media. Couple days ago a new version of data manager called Opera Max was released. This app will save you half of the data downloaded by the Facebook application and others.

There is nothing to hide. Facebook is one of those applications that generates most of the data usage. Users enjoy the pleasure of downloading and sending both photos and videos. Opera therefore comes here with help, and in the latest version Opera Max 3.0 introduces a Facebook web application that uses a VPN connection to compress the transmitted data. This allows our smartphone to download up to 50% less data than using a standard Facebook application. However, lower consumption of the mobile Internet package is not the only advantage of using automatic data compression.

Opera Max also speeds up the Internet on your smartphone.

How is this possible? You need to approach the whole issue in a bit non-standard way. When we talk about the speed of the Internet, we usually mean the number of bits sent per second. Based on this, we can calculate how much time it will take us to download for an example 10 MB file. However, what if we would like to measure the time needed to load a page or download a photo? Thanks to the data compression we have to download fewer bits, which for example represent a picture uploaded to a social network. So, if you download the same image, you need to send 2 times less data (i.e. bits). This approach reduces the download time twice. It is like we would have 2 times faster Internet connection. Of course, this is quite a lot of simplification, because additional compression and decompression of data introduces an additional delay. These operations are performed on the VPN gateway side and on our smartphone. However, take in the mind that Opera’s VPN servers and their Internet links may be overloaded, which would cause the opposite effect.

Source: Opera

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