In a move further strengthen its position in mobile browser space, Opera Software has signed up with seven Indian mobile makers to preinstall the Opera Mini mobile web browser on all the manufacturers’ upcoming handsets, phablets and tablets based on the Android mobile OS.
Opera Mini will be the exclusive third-party browser to be preinstalled on all Android devices by Celkon, Karbonn, Lava and Intex. Opera Mini will also be preinstalled on select Android devices by Fly and Zen, as well as on HCL ME tablets.
Opera claims that its browser uses a server to pre-process and compress websites to as little as 10 per cent of their original size before sending them to the mobile device. Therefore, Opera Mini users get a faster and more cost effective browsing experience than other mobile browser users.
Some time back Opera had also partnered with Bharti Airtel to bring a customised and co-branded version of Opera Mini internet browser for its users in India, South Asia and Africa.