Opera launches new VPN app for Android with no data limit
Opera Free VPN app will also provide ad-blocking, Wi-Fi test tools, and ad tracker blocking to Android users.
Opera’s VPN app without any data limits is now finally out for Android users as well, and will allow a user to change his/her virtual location. Opera’s Free VPN will also block ad trackers, and help users determine the Wi-Fi network security level.
A VPN service allows users to mask their IP address by routing the device’s traffic through a third-party server. This helps users protect their privacy online. Since the network provider will not be able to identify the user’s real IP address, geo-locks on apps or blocked content will become available. There are other apps that allow VPN services, but mostly these services are not unlimited (providing only a certain amount of VPN activity per day/month).
Currently ‘Opera Free VPN’ is offering five virtual locations, namely Germany, Singapore, US, Canada, and Netherlands.Read more ↓
The Wi-Fi test tool in the app will detect any weaknesses in the connection, and will advise you to enable VPN if it detects one. The app will also check if the network is private or public, encrypted, and how many users are sharing the same connection. It will also be able to tell if someone else is able to monitoring your device details.
Opera’s VPN division, Chris Houston said in a blogpost, “Vikings didn’t care about borders, and they sure weren’t afraid of public Wi-Fi! And with the right tools, they stayed safe. The Opera VPN app can help unlock online borders and is the closest thing to a Viking shield today’s mobile users have for virtual self-protection.”
Apple was the first company to integrate ad blockers right into the Safari browser back with the iOS 9 update. Even though users could add third-party ad blockers to web browsers before, Apple’s move to make it available completely free on the App Store was one of the first. Opera added ad-blocking to its browser and unlimited free VPN to its desktop browser earlier this year.
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