Opera Mini browser has reached 50 million users in India, according to an official press statement from the company. The company CEO Lars Boilesen made the announcement by doing a flash mob at Ambience mall in Delhi.
With 50 million users, Opera mini is now the third most popular app in India, behind only WhatsApp and Facebook.
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 Mini and Opera’s high-end smartphone browsers – Opera Coast for iOS devices and Opera for Android.”
13 Indian languages supported by Opera Mini: Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese and Kashmiri.
The browser also allows for data compression, which increases speed while browsing, something that is crucial in India given the slow Internet speeds.
For Opera to claim 50 million users in India is a big number. It means that out of India’s 117 million smartphone users over 40 percent are relying Opera mini for browsing the web.
Now, Opera comes pre-Installed on serval devices like Celkon, Micromax, Karbonn, Lava and Intex and For Fly and Zen and HCL ME tablets.
You can check out the free Opera Mini browser for Android here.