Recently Opera, one of the most widely used web browser on feature phone as well as on smartphone’s has completed over 50 million users in India, according to the latest statistics released by Opera Software. With this, Opera Mini is now the third largest mobile app used in India after Facebook and Whatsapp. This also makes India as the home of largest number’s of users in the globe.
Opera Mini works across almost all devices including Java, Android, Blackberry, Windows, iOS and the most recent Tizen. Opera Mini 9 for iOS is the first browser to integrate video boost, which optimizes videos and brings down buffering time.
Opera browsers in India
- Multiple Indian languages support: Opera’s browsers support multiple Indian languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujrati, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese and Kashmiri.
- Smartphone users spike up: In India, the number of Opera’s smartphone users grew by 110% over the past year and now account for 50% of Opera’s total user base.
On this occasion, Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software said :-
“The internet has the power to transform lives and we want everyone to have access to it. That’s why our browsers are designed to work on almost any internet-enabled device and in the toughest network conditions, Opera Mini’s famous compression technology, which makes browsing faster and helps users cut down on their data costs, is extremely relevant for India. It feels fantastic to be embraced by so many Indians and I’m confident that India will play a key role in Opera’s global vision of bringing the next billion people online.”
Opera Mini’s compression technology and low RAM requirements make it a hit on handsets used in India. 16 Indian handset manufacturers have already preinstalled Opera Mini on over 350 models of Android devices available in the market.
Opera’s CEO Lars Boilesen announced the 50 million user landmark at a flash mob in the National Capital Region. He joined 50 dancers in a fun Bollywood dance, taking people by surprise at a mall near New Delhi. Prior to the meet up, there was a flash mob organized at the mall to break the fantastic news about the milestone.
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