Opera Mini surpasses 50-million-user milestone in India

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0NewZNew (New Delhi) : Over 50 million people are now using Opera Mini browser to go online 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.*

Opera Mini shrinks webpages by as much as 90%, helping people browse more for the same money. It also renders webpages faster, making Opera Mini a great companion while on the go, especially in places with poor network conditions.

Opera Mini’s compression technology and low RAM requirements make it a hit on handsets used in India. In all, 16 Indian handset manufacturers, such as Micromax, have already preinstalled Opera Mini in over 350 models of Android devices available in the market. Opera Mini works on devices across the most popular mobile platforms, including Java, Android, BlackBerry, Windows and iOS.

“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,” says Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software.

“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,” adds Boilesen.

Opera Mini browsers in India:

Most popular browser: With over 50 million users, Opera Mini is one of the most popular web browsers that Indians use to go online from their mobile phones.

Multiple Indian languages support: Opera Mini supports 13 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 Mini’s smartphone users grew by 110% over the past year and now account for 50% of it’s total user base.

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