Browser firm Opera has announced that Opera Mobile is now available for Android devices via the Android Market.
Opera Mobile 10.1 is still in beta, but will improve the overall web experience on Android smartphones, according to the firm.
The browser offers panning, scrolling and pinch-to-zoom, as well as a password manager, geo-location and the speed dial interface for the quick loading of key pages.
Opera also boasted that it offers faster page loading by using the company's Turbo technology to compress data by up to 80 per cent, thereby reducing data use and costs.
"Android users now have a better choice when it comes to a browser on their mobile devices," said Opera Software chief executive Lars Boilesen.
"With Opera's new browser for Android, we give users the opportunity to access the web using the best tools available."
The application can be downloaded from the Android Market or m.opera.com, and is available in 18 languages, including English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.
Opera has had repeated success in the mobile browser space this year after pulling off something of a coup by gaining admission to Apple's App Store.
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