Internet Browser company, Opera Software has partnered with seven Indian mobile OEMs to get Opera Mini mobile web browser pre-installed in their upcoming Android handsets, phablets and tablets.
All Android devices of Celkon, Karbonn, Lava and Intex will be installing Opera Mini as an exclusive third-party browser. With this, it will also be pre-installed in select Android devices by Fly and Zen, and HCL ME tablets.
With increasing number of Indians using Mobile Internet, had made it essential for Opera to ensure that the users on upcoming mobile devices get hooked to Opera Mini experience rather than turning to app store for a mobile browser. Opera is currently the leading mobile browser in India. Second on that is UCWeb Browser with 25% market share in India.
Opera Mini technology includes pre-processing and compression of websites to as little as 10% of their original size before sending them to the mobile device to deliver a faster and cost effective browsing experience.
Its partnership with the above handset vendors such as Karbonn, Lava, Celkon, and Intex creates an opportunity for users purchasing these phones to use mobile Internet for browsing other than MVAS.
Opera has also introduced several features such as Smart Page, Speed Dial, tabbed browsing, password manager, download manager and Opera Link to make browsing experience on Android faster, cheaper and smarter.
Opera Softwares was founded in 1994, and as per the company, there are around 300 million people accessing Opera browsers on computers, mobile, etc. It also offers tools, engagement, monetization and marketing insights to developers, publishers and brands.