Opera Mini, the fast mobile browser, is the most downloaded app in Google Play in nine countries and is among the top 3 or higher in 18 countries.
The places where Opera Mini is trending in Google Play include populous countries like India, Indonesia, Ukraine, South Africa, Malaysia and Pakistan. In total, over 2 billion people live in the countries where Opera Mini is the people’s top choice.
“A few days after we launched our newest version of Opera Mini, we had 1 million downloads in just 1 day. That’s 1 million downloads in 1 day, which is something we are very proud of,” says Lars Boilesen, Opera’s CEO.
“The strong reception in the market really shows how users all over the world appreciate the fast and secure access to the internet that Opera Mini givesthem,” he continues.
About Google Play and Android
Google Play is a digital distribution platform operated by Google. It serves as the official app store for the Android operating system. Android has proven to be the operating system to beat, with over 81% of market share among smartphones in 2014, according to IDC, the global market-intelligence firm.
Opera has a strong focus on growing on the Android platform, with a goal of reaching some 275 million users by 2017, a doubling of Opera’s current Android user base of 130 million.
About Opera Mini
Opera Mini is a free data-saving mobile browser. Opera Mini features an always-on data-saving mode that compresses websites down to as little as 10% of their original size. This compression allows users’ data packages to last longer, while speeding up their internet browsing. Opera Mini currently has an average Play store score of 4.4 out of 5.