Recent News, 2011

Opera Mini #1 on Samsung Java App Store

Became most downloaded application within one month of its debut New Delhi, India – December 23, 2011 Just ahead of the festive season of Diwali, Samsung India gave its users one more reason to cheer by adding Opera Mini to their Java App Store. Used by over 144 million people across the world, Opera Mini […]

State of the Mobile Web: The mobile Web’s top 10 sites in 2011

Oslo, Norway – December 20, 2011 In the last State of the Mobile Web report for 2011, web browser company Opera Software takes a quick look at the most popular websites people are surfing from the world’s most used mobile web browser, Opera Mini. 2011 was the year of user-created content for Opera Mini users. […]

The gift that changes everything: A new browser

Opera 11.60 satisfies holiday techno-lust Oslo, Norway – December 6, 2011 Just in time for the holiday season, Opera Software is proud to release Opera 11.60, the newest version of Opera’s desktop browser. Almost 50% of the world’s population has never tried a new browser – people in your own town, maybe even someone you […]

First Opera-Mini-based service package launches in Azerbaijan

Oslo, Norway – December 2, 2011 Opera Software and Bakcell, the first mobile operator in Azerbaijan, today announced a version of the Opera Mini browser specially developed for Bakcell subscribers. Now, they are able to surf the Web with no limits for just 0.19 Azerbaijani manat per day (about 1.40 NOK) or 1.99 Azerbaijani manat […]

Boost up web browsing on smart-feature phones

Opera Mini mobile browsers to ship worldwide on MediaTek’s MRE Platform Oslo, Norway and Taipei, Taiwan – December 2, 2011 Opera Software and MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced that Opera Mini, the world’s most popular mobile browser, will be included into MediaTek’s Runtime Environment […]

Opera joins in on making the Web a better place for kids

Oslo, Norway – December 1, 2011 Today, Opera Software joined a pan-European coalition to improve the Web for the next generation of surfers. “A Better Place for Kids”, an initiative coordinated by the European Commission to make the Web a safer and more enjoyable space to be a kid, is welcomed by web browser company […]

Opera on ice

Opera Software skates onto the rink Oslo, Norway – December 1, 2011 Today, Opera Software announced its strategic partnership with the Boston Sitniks, an up-and-coming hockey team in the United States, largely powered by Russian ex-pats. The goal of the partnership is to further strengthen Opera’s presence in the U.S. market and to learn from […]

More countries reach Opera Mini’s million-monthly-users club

Oslo, Norway – November 23, 2011 Eleven new countries each surpassed one million monthly Opera Mini users this year, according to the newest State of the Mobile Web report from Opera Software. Twenty-two countries in total now have more than one million active Opera Mini users each month. The report, which details the full list […]

HUMAX and Opera Software launch HD set-top boxes with ready web apps

Oslo, Norway and Seoul, Korea – November 16, 2011 It’s the 2nd round of Linear & IP Hybrid. HUMAX, the leading set-top-box manufacturer, and Opera Software today announced that the high-definition (HD) set-top-boxes (STB) model, iCord HD+/ME, IR-2020HD, powered by Opera’s browser technology is now available in the Middle East. Soon, this model will be […]

Vodacom and Opera Software improve Tanzanian mobile web browsing

Johannesburg – November 14, 2011 Tanzania’s largest cellular network, Vodacom, has launched the improved Vodafone/Opera Mini browser solution, enabling improved compatibility for more mobile phone types. Previously Vodafone’s Opera Mini offering was limited to only few handset makes, the new version supports web accessibility to around 3000 handsets, including those with small screens and limited […]