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Opera mobile browser now has over 50 million users worldwide

It witnessed a 150 per cent growth from 20 million unique users in January 2009 to 50 million unique users in January this year.

Norway-based Opera Software has announced that over 100 million users are using its browser worldwide. While half of these are desktop users, the other half use the browser on their mobiles.
The company announced last month that Opera Mini served 50 million unique users in a month in January. It witnessed a 150 per cent growth from 20 million unique users in January 2009 to 50 million unique users in January this year.
The Opera browser can be used on Windows, Mac and Linux computers while Opera Mini can be loaded on a wide variety of handsets. In addition, many users browse the web using Opera loaded on their game consoles, TVs and set-top boxes.
On the occasion, Jon von Tetzchner, co founder, Opera Software, said in a statement, “Our focus on speed, security, innovation and usability continues to yield results. We always listen to the needs and wants of our users and they reward us by choosing Opera.”
According to StatCounter, a web statistics tool, Opera lags behind Internet Explorer (which is still the most preferred browser), Firefox, Chrome and Safari in terms of worldwide usage. However, Opera Mini is considered the most preferred mobile browser worldwide with almost 28 per cent market share.
In India, Opera’s mobile browser has a market share of about 69 per cent, followed by Nokia’s browser which has close to 23 per cent market share.

 

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