The folks behind the Opera web browser have launched Opera Mini 6 for iOS. It’s the first version optimized for the Apple iPad, but it also supports iPhone and iPod touch models — and adds support for retina displays.

Other new features include the ability to open pages in the background, share content on Facebook, Twitter or “My Opera” and improved pinch-to-zoom and panning. There’s also better support for Arabic, Chinese, and Vietnamese fonts and a refreshed user interface.

Opera Mini 6 is available as a free [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/opera-mini-web-browser/id363729560?mt=8&uo=4″ title=”opera mini” text=”download from the App Store”].

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing.He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...