A free and unlimited VPN app for Android is today available from Opera.
The new app lets people enhance their online privacy, block ad-tracking cookies, access more online content, extend the geographical reach of apps and test the security of Wi-Fi networks.
“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,” says Chris Houston, President of Surfeasy, Opera’s VPN division.
The Android version of the Opera VPN app follows the iOS version that rolled out globally in May.
The Wi-Fi test tool in Opera VPN will scan a Wi-Fi network to check if it’s public or private, if it’s encrypted, how many other devices that share the same connection, if the IP address and the location are exposed, and if others can monitor or sniff device details. If the test tool detects any weaknesses, it will advise the user to enable the VPN.
The test tool gives a score from A, which means the network is secure, to F, which means the network is not secure and the user should proceed with extra caution.
Opera VPN for Android is available globally, with English, Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Polish and Spanish as supported languages.
The app let users choose from five server locations: USA, Canada, Germany, Singapore and The Netherlands.