Opera Mini to be pre-installed on Android phones, phablets and tablets
Seven Indian mobile OEMs have signed with Opera to preinstall the Opera Mini mobile web browser on upcoming Android handsets, phablets and tablets. The Mini browser will appear on all Android devices by Celkon, Karbonn, Lava and Intex plus it will also be preinstalled on select Android devices by Fly and Zen along with HCL ME tablets. India is, of course, one of the fastest growing countries for adoption of mobile Internet. It also continues to be home to the largest number of Opera Mini users in the world.
Lars Boilesen, CEO with Opera Software , commented, “The number of Indians accessing the web from mobile devices is growing at a much faster rate than those using a computer.”
He continued, “This unique environment has made it essential for handset manufacturers to ensure their upcoming mobile devices are web enabled and are ready to deliver the best browsing experience.”
Thanks to its data compression, Opera Mini is the most widely used mobile web browser in the country.
Opera uses its server to pre-process and compress websites to as little as 10 per cent of their original size before sending them to the mobile device.
Unlike BlackBerry – which uses an identical model, GoMo News has never heard of Opera’s servers all falling over so the service fails.
“A combination of affordable Android devices and smart applications such as Opera Mini will ensure that users enjoy a seamless browsing experience and encourage newbies to get on board the web express,” Boilesen added.
The Opera Mini is also available as a free download from m.opera.com. The latest version for Android is Opera Mini 7.5.2.
For all of our Nokia N73 fans out there, the latest version for Symbian/S60 is 7.1.
Bear that in mind if you try to download Opera Mini from a specialist N73 software site such as Mobile9.
GoMo News went directly to the Opera web site and successfully download and installed Opera Mini for Symbian/S60 on the nokia N73.