Version 51 of Opera for Android has launched with a free built-in VPN

Written about 1 year ago by IanDorfman

The Android version of the Opera web browser just updated to version 51, which is the first stable mobile version of the app to include support for a free built-in virtual private network.

Users of Small Opera iconOpera for Small Android iconAndroid that update to the latest version can enable this built-in VPN via the browser's settings, with three key major features being laid out according to Stefan Stjernelund's post about the functionality on the official Opera blog.

Opera's VPN features the following:
• Refrains from logging web traffic
• Free without the need for any additional account or download
• Ease of use, needing only two taps to activate ("Tap on the settings of the browser and then enable VPN.")

The post also announced that future versions of Opera will no longer support Android 4.1 to 4.3 (Jelly Bean), offering users still on those versions of the mobile operating system to either stay on version 50 of Opera or use Small Opera Mini iconOpera Mini instead.

Further coverage:
Opera blog post
Engadget
gHacks Tech News
TechCrunch