Category Archives: mobile

Opera Touch for iPhone to be launched on Oct 1: Gather O-round!

Opera Touch, the award winning mobile browser, will be coming to the iPhone on Oct 1. The launch follows a strong demand from users.   Opera Touch is a completely new browser that challenges current, more traditional web browsers. The first version was released earlier this year on Android. In August 2018, Opera Touch won […]

Africans spent more than 4 million hours reading online in 2018 Opera Mini and Worldreader celebrate International Literacy Day

Nigeria, South Africa and Ivory Coast are the countries with the highest mobile and online reading populations in 2018 Opera and Worldreader, the global nonprofit that believes everyone can be a reader, announce on International Literacy Day that African mobile users have spent more than 4 millions hours of reading books on their mobile phones […]

Opera introduces first browser with built-in Crypto Wallet

The past 18 months have brought tremendous activity around cryptocurrencies and the vision for Web 3.0. More and more developers are interested in building apps that use cryptocurrencies and want to use decentralized networks for some of their apps’ functionality. Unfortunately, there are currently many challenges to reach wider adoption. These obstacles include low user-friendliness […]

Opera News app reaches 10 million users in Africa thanks to World Cup features

The standalone Opera News app reached 10 million downloads in Africa in just six months since its launch in January 2018. The news app experienced a spike in downloads after its recent update included a football World Cup channel and other football-related features. Opera News is also available inside Opera’s mobile browsers, reaching more than 90 […]

Opera News is shaking things up for the World Cup

The number one standalone news app in Africa now comes with live World Cup coverage and gives you the chance to win prizes by shaking your phone! Opera News has been updated with loads of new features that let users experience the football World Cup 2018. Football fans among Opera News users will now be […]

OKash lands in the Kenya allowing Android smartphone users to apply for loans in seconds

OPay, the FinTech company part of the Opera Group, is announcing today the launch of OKash, the new stand-alone mobile app that provides users access to short-term loans at their fingertips. Android smartphone users in Kenya now have a safe, easy and flexible way to apply and access credit loans for their everyday life expenses. […]

Opera News reaches 1 million downloads in just four weeks and becomes the number 1 news app on Google Play Store in Africa

Opera News, the stand alone news app developed by Opera, has just broken the 1 million milestone in less than four weeks. The app, which provides users with easy access to their favorite news and entertainment content, has also been ranked number 1 on Google Play store in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Tanzania. “Opera News […]

Opera announces it has teamed up with music sensation Simi

Opera has kick-started the year by teaming up with Nigerian singer, songwriter and vocalist Simi, who has become a brand ambassador for the popular web browser company. Through the partnership, Opera will deliver the hottest news from her and other trending artists right to your homepage. Furthermore, Simi will be spreading the word about Opera’s […]

Opera introduces bitcoin mining protection in its mobile browsers

Cryptocurrency mining drains your smartphone’s battery and dramatically overworks its CPU – Opera puts an end to that OSLO, Norway – January 22, 2018 – Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, have become a hot topic and, with their surge in value, so has the mining for new coins, known as cryptocurrency mining. While some use their own […]

Opera Revives News Reading with Artificial Intelligence

Opera’s AI-powered news service breaks 100 million monthly active users mark. The Norwegian browser maker announces plans to launch a dedicated news and video app soon. Opera, the developer of popular Opera Mini and Opera browsers, announced today that the number of monthly active users (MAUs) of its newsreader service has exceeded 100 million as […]