Mobile Web Vs. Apps : The New Opera Android Browser Will Make Sure You Delete Apps And Reclaim Space

Opera has launched new version of its Android browser which brings a ‘Add to Home Screen’ button.

Just load a website, tap the “+” button on the left of the address bar and choose “Add to home screen” — the next time you want to load the website in question, it’ll be just a tap away from your home screen of your Android phone, just like an app.

We did a simple test, installing a set of apps from Google Play. Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, Flipkart, Wikipedia, Flipboard & together took up about 464 MB on our phone after a fresh install. That’s a lot of storage space sacrificed before we’ve even done anything!

Download the app from the Play store.

Apart from the fact that this is a boon for those who are facing storage issue, this also brings an important question over the feasibility of the apps vs. mobile web, a debate which finally led Flipkart to launch Flipkart Lite.

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