Opera Launches Free VPN For Android.
On Tuesday Opera introduced a free and unlimited VPN for Android which also contains an ad-tracker blocking function, and a Wi-Fi security test. Opera provided Gadgets 360 with a copy of the VPN application a little before the launch and we got to try it out for a little while as well.
The company says that this is a free VPN app without any data limits. The app itself goes on to do more than just provide just a simple VPN service; it blocks IP as well as ad-tracking while keeping a top focus on the privacy of its users.
The app will be introduced for Android starting today and will offer servers at five locations, namely Germany, Canada, Singapore, Netherlands and United States. These locations help user’s access websites that have been blocked in their locations, organizations or countries. According to the company the iOS version of the app was introduced back in May and has been downloaded by more than a million users.
VPN services are very valuable to people who defend their privacy while surfing the web, but these services can also have costly subscription plans that limit the amount of data we can use each month. That’s why Opera’s initial declaration was so intriguing, but the company has no intention of stopping with desktop browsing.
“The Opera VPN app for Android sets itself apart from other VPNs by offering a completely free service – without a data limit, no log-in required, advanced Wi-Fi protection features and no need for a subscription,” said Chris Houston, who heads Opera’s VPN division.
Opera’s new VPN app for Android actually couldn’t be easier to use. It’s as simple as opening the app and tapping connect, and for most users worried only with privacy, that will be enough.
The app also contains a few additional features, such as the ability to scan Wi-Fi networks for security and show the number of ad trackers blocked over a certain period of time.
Opera VPN for Android is available as a free download on the Google Play store opening immediately.