Opera reaches (another) 100 million users

Opera Software today tinkered in its giant statistics machine and found that Opera Mini reached 100 million monthly users in March and two billion daily page views – new peaks for the world’s most used mobile browser.

“Sweeeet!” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software.

Opera reaches (another) 100 million users 1Hold the phone: didn’t Opera just announce 100 million mobile users two months ago? They sure did; though that number represented the combined total for both its mobile browsers, Opera Mini and Opera Mobile. Now, Opera Mini has rocketed ahead to 100 million users in its own right.

The number of monthly Opera Mini users across the globe has grown by 11 million since February 2011 and doubled from the 50 million mark celebrated in February 2010.

Opera Mini’s twin March milestone, two billion daily page views, already doubles the one billion daily page views achieved in July 2010.

About Opera Mini
The Opera Mini mobile browser works on more than 3000 different mobile phone models, from basic feature phones to high-end smartphones. The unique Opera Mini technology compresses web content by up to 90 percent before sending it to the phone, resulting in faster page loading and lower browsing costs. It shares many features with Opera’s browsers for computers, including tabbed browsing, password manager, bookmarks and Speed Dial. Opera Mini is the world’s most popular browser and available as a free download from m.opera.com.

About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA has redefined web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Opera’s cross-platform web-browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA..

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0 thoughts on “Opera reaches (another) 100 million users

  • April 7, 2011 at 9:29 am
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    ‘Now, Opera Mini has rocketed ahead to 100 million users in its ownright.’

    This is understandable. Practically all mobile phones can run OperaMini – wheras only high-end phones can ruin OperaMobile (..properly)

    I want to see UcWeb make some more noise and give these OperaPeople a good fight…

  • April 7, 2011 at 11:35 am
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    Before UCWeb can match Opera Mini in any regards they have to first add more features from the UI to Bookmark sync and also their download manager, which has the annoying habit of damaging downloaded files which opera mini handles without any problems.

    Posted using UCWEB

  • April 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm
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    @deoladoctor:

    ‘Sorry, but nobody is hearing your voice’

    Maybe I need to shout louder! Our people need to exercise their tympanic membrane better!

    ‘Page rendition of UCBrowser is always the deal breaker. ‘

    Not for me! @ least not in. the ‘ mobile mode’…which I use almost permanently.
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    @martinkem

    ‘…Opera Mini in any regards they have to first add more features from the UI to Bookmark sync and also their download manager, which has the annoying habit of damaging downloaded files which opera mini handles without any problems.’

    I disagree rigorously.

    downloading is one of the major edge that Ucweb has over OperaMini.

    There are tooo many cases where Opera fails to download something- and Uc handles with aplomb..

    Feature-for feature, ucWeb wins!

    Aesthetic page rendition apart, OperaMini loses…

  • April 7, 2011 at 3:19 pm
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    Eyebeekay…the only advantage UC browser has to me is the better download manager and the strong points they ve lost is page aesthetic and compression……those two matter to most ppl around..

  • April 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm
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    I have to agree with eyebeeke. Uc browser has the best download manger. Unfortunately uc brower keeps taking me to the wap page of nairaland. I however love the download manger i can pause and resume effectively unlike opera.

  • April 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm
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    @ShayMan …’and thes trong points they ve lost is page aesthetic and compression…

    This may be an (unsubstantiated?) generalisation!

    I have actually compared the compression ratios of the two browsers. Have you?

    My finding (for the few sites I tried) is that UcWeb generally compresses better!

    @Mark..’Unfortunately uc brower keeps taking me to the wap page of nairaland. I’

    Same here. Tried eveything to remedy this with no success. It may have to do with the way that site is implemented.

    It is notable that the same site lacks an RSS feed. Or am I missing something?

    But then, this post IS about Opera Mini..

  • April 7, 2011 at 6:43 pm
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    Eyebeekay am posting this with uc browser 7.6 and my initial post was with Operamini 6.0…am familiar wiv both well enough to knw which has the better compression! Set both to high quality pics and zoom mode, and vice versa opera still edges it..maintaining the beauty of the site! Dnt just because of a great download manager rate uc browser…over opera plss! Opera is even way faster!

  • April 10, 2011 at 4:27 pm
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    I just downloaded d java version Of uc browser…the symbian version ve been using seems to be the one wit the problems…the java version is considerably beta..still testing though…

  • April 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm
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    @Shayman, I have also noticed that the ucweb Java version is much improved now .

    The aesthetics are better, copy & paste almost as goods as on the Symbian version. Quite impassive.

    However, the inability to seamlessly transfer bookmarks from the Symbian version to the Java one (and vice versa) has not encouraged in depth experimentation with the Java version.

    Opera’s ease of transferring bookmarks between different versions (even desktop) should be implemented / copied by ucWeb asap!

    Am using the latest ucWeb Java version to post this..

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