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New Delhi: A Good news for all the opera users in India, The Company upgraded its mini browser on January 26, adding various languages and new features to it. The major of the changes is the support feature to 13 new languages and a new QR code reader. The download manager is also improvised.

The Opera Mini browser now supports 90 languages globally. Supporting Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu along with English, in India.

Sunil Kamath, vice president (South Asia & Southeast Asia) at Opera Software said, “In India, more than 70% of the population does not use English as their primary language. Opera web browsers have always supported reading content in multiple languages. We believe the addition of 13 Indian languages to Opera Mini’s UI will further help lower barriers for people to come online for the first time”.

Earlier the UI language was set according to the language of the Android OS. Now with the new version of opera mini, users can choose from the list of 90 installed languages. Commonly used languages of a person’s country will be shown on the top of the language list in the settings menu. Users will also be given the option to select a language initially they update the version of the browser.

Claiming opera to be more efficient and lightweight as compared to the full browsers, it is used by over 100 million Android users in emerging markets like India.

“We are continuing our efforts to bring the internet to as many people as possible, not only by making it possible to access the internet on low-bandwidth networks with our compression technology but also by making sure that our browser is easy for anyone to use and understand,” said Christian Uribe, product manager for Opera Mini.

The new browser is incorporated with a QR-code reader and generator and an improved download manager.

“We’ve also included a QR code generator (in Mini browser), so if you want to share a link with a friend nearby, you can create a QR code to any page yourself,” said Uribe. “(For download manager) we’ve made loads of improvements and tweaks lately to improve the stability and speed of downloads,”it added.(Inputs from agencies)(image-opera)

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Google to nurture youth in technology through it’s 3-day India summit

The summit will also have a 'Design Thinking' workshop by university innovation fellows from across the country

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The students would learn about various emerging technologies through a series of engaging sessions from experts from Google.
The students would learn about various emerging technologies through a series of engaging sessions from experts from Google. Wikimedia Commons
  • The summit will begin from February 23 to 25
  • The inaugural batch will see 200 student ambassadors from 98 cities across 170 colleges
  • The summit will also have a ‘Design Thinking’ workshop by university innovation fellows from across the country

With an aim to creating a pool of highly-skilled workforce in the country, Google on Friday announced a three-day ‘Developer Students Club’ (DSC) summit in Goa.

The summit — from February 23 to 25 — is aimed at giving the Indian student community a head-start on Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Mobile and Web Development technologies.

“To broaden access to world-class technology curricula for students, we are delighted to launch the ‘Developer Students Club’ summit that would make it easy for students and developers to gain the skills they need to be successful in the changing technology landscape,” William Florance, Developer Products Group and Skilling Lead, Google, said in a statement.

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The inaugural batch will see 200 student ambassadors from 98 cities across 170 colleges in India attend the three-day event.

The students would learn about various emerging technologies through a series of engaging sessions from experts from Google and industry and hands-on one-to-one mentoring activities.

The summit will also have a ‘Design Thinking’ workshop by university innovation fellows from across the country. (IANS)

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