In their latest report, called 'State of Mobile Web', Opera software has confirmed that their Opera Mini browser is the second most used browser in the country. Reportedly, by the way of the 'State of the Web' report, Opera aimed at keeping a tab on the usage pattern of Opera browsers, in India.
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Elaborating on the findings of the report further, it was found that in over 22 countries round the world there are roughly a million active users of the Opera Mini browser. In the report, Opera listed down the names of the 22 nations in the world who've crossed the million mark, as far as Opera Mini usage goes. Of these 22 nations, which included Russia, Indonesia, India, Ukraine, U.S, China, among others, India, at present ranks second with an annual rate 180 million MB of traffic coming in through the Opera Mini browser.
The report stated that, "Despite the fact that Opera Mini was not designed to be a smartphone browser (that’s what Opera Mobile is for), many smartphone users do, in fact, use it, as do even more non-smartphone users." Additionally, it was found that sites like Google, Facebook and YouTube were the most popular websites accessed, and Opera users preferred Nokia's 2690, 2700c and 5130, when it came to using the browser.
Published Date: Nov 26, 2011 03:33 pm | Updated Date: Nov 26, 2011 03:33 pm