Opera company claims that the popular Opera Mini browser has reached the milestone of 50 million users in India. The company says, “ Opera Mini is the third largest mobile app used in India after Facebook and WhatsApp.” According to their statistics, India is now the largest user base of Mini users and in the world as well.
In a press statement Opera said, “In India, the number of Opera’s smartphone users grew by 110 percent over the past year and now account for 50 percent of Opera’s total user base. These users are spread across Opera’s portfolio of browsers, including Opera’s Mini and Opera’s high-end smartphone browsers – Opera Coast for iOS devices and Opera for Android.”
Few noted features, that Opera Mini browser is that it can shrink webpages upto 90 percent and even render them faster, even in poor network conditions. Opera notes that, “16 Indian handset companies have already pre-installed Opera Mini on over 350 models of Android Devices available in the market.”
On reaching this milestone, the CEO of Opera, Lars Boilesen said, “The internet has the power to transform lives and we want everyone to have access to it. That’s why our browser 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 user 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.”
Now Opera supports multiple Indian languages, which includes, Kashmiri, Assamese, Punjabi, Oriya, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Urdu and Tamil.
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