Opera Pacts with Indian Mobile Makers to pre-install Web Browser
Opera recently signed up with seven Indian phone makers to pre-install Opera Mini in all their upcoming Android phones and tablets. Every Android device by Celkon, Karbon, Lava and Intex will come with the Opera Mini web browser while it will come preinstalled on select devices by Fly, Zen and HCL ME tablets.
Sunil Kamnath, Vice President of Opera software (South Asia) said, “Opera Mini is well suited for Indian mobile networks, thanks to its data compression.” The Opera Mini browser includes a data compression technology that renders webpages on Opera’s servers before displaying them on the browser, reducing the data transfer rate to a tiny 10 per cent of the original page size.
Opera Mini also comes with sideling features like Smart Page, Smart Dial, password manager, etc. Opera Link can also be downloaded for free.
The ‘State of the Android Mobile Web’ report by Opera claims that India has the largest number of Opera Mini users in the world. The number of users are on a rise due to affordability of smartphones, the report added.