Recent News, 2015

Opera Mediaworks and comScore release new native video ad effectiveness study for auto-playing, in-feed environments.

Aggregated results from top brands that most closely followed Opera Mediaworks’ creative best practices saw a 2x increase in purchase intent over that of the entire study. With the rapid growth of native, in-feed, auto-play video, Opera Mediaworks and comScore  (NASDAQ: SCOR) have partnered on an industry-first study on the subject to better understand ad […]

Opera TV solutions to power Telechips’ OTT platforms

Telechips, a leading Korean semiconductor company, will leverage Opera TV solutions to deliver a seamless Smart TV experience to its audience. With the support of the Opera Devices SDK (Software Development Kit) 4.x series and the Opera TV Store, Telechips will be able to demonstrate live and over-the-top (OTT) premium content streams from partners, such […]

Opera Mini for Android revamped with new compression technology

In the newest version of Opera Mini mobile browser for Android, users can for the first time switch between two different data compression modes: High and Extreme. With these two modes, users can optimize their data compression for different network conditions. The new High-compression mode compresses web-pages without affecting the page display, making it the […]

Opera TV launches Smart TV app-creation tool for broadcasters

Broadcasters embracing Opera TV Snap and are distributing their content in the Opera TV Store Opera TV announced today the launch of a new version of Opera TV Snap, designed to provide broadcasters with expanded OTT capabilities on Smart TVs, including a ready-to-deploy Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) solution to drive seamless interactivity on linear […]

Opera TV debuts first complete HbbTV 2.0 SDK for TV and set-top-box manufacturers

Opera TV maintains its pole-position in enabling HbbTV, with new 2.0 version. Opera TV will soon start shipping its Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) 2.0 software development kit (SDK) to TV manufacturers and set-top-box OEMs, enabling them to be the first in the market with HbbTV-2.0-compliant devices. HbbTV 2.0 is the newest standard for interactive […]

Opera launches ‘Web on Wheels’ Wi-Fi-enabled car

The company celebrates its 20th anniversary by offering free mobile internet access in 20 Indian cities Residents of many cities in India can enjoy exploring the web for free from their mobile phones. Opera Software, makers of the popular Opera Mini mobile browser have launched Web on Wheels (WOW), featuring a specially-equipped WOW car that […]

Xiaomi and Opera Software plan to stretch consumers’ mobile data plans in MIUI 7

Opera to power Data Saver feature on all Xiaomi devices worldwide in the brand-new MIUI 7 OS, offering substantial data savings to consumers across all apps. Opera Software has announced a partnership with leading smartphone company, Xiaomi, to power a new Data Saver feature through integration of the Opera Max technology. This will bring an […]

Opera acquires Bemobi, becoming the industry leader in discovery and monetization services for Android apps in emerging markets

Opera Software announced today its acquisition of Bemobi, a leading, subscription-based mobile-app-discovery service in Latin America. Bemobi offers a unique, one of a kind, “Netflix-style” subscription service for premium Android apps. Working with mobile operators, Bemobi’s proprietary app-wrapping technology allows smartphone owners access to unlimited use of premium mobile apps for a small weekly fee. […]