At present we’re honored to announce that our common cellular browser, Opera Mini, has achieved a outstanding milestone: 1 billion downloads on the Google Play Retailer. This unbelievable achievement is a testomony to the browser’s widespread reputation and the belief it has garnered from customers worldwide.
We first launched Opera Mini 18 years in the past to deal with the challenges confronted by customers in accessing the web on cellular gadgets – notably in areas with restricted community connectivity and slower web speeds. We acknowledged the necessity for a browser that might ship a quick and environment friendly shopping expertise, bringing entry to the net to cellular gadgets.
And so Opera Mini was developed with a transparent mission in thoughts: to make the web accessible to everybody. The group behind Opera Mini envisioned a browser that might bridge the digital divide and empower customers to discover the huge on-line world, irrespective of the place they had been situated. This dedication to inclusivity and accessibility has been a driving pressure behind Opera Mini’s success.
The important thing has been Opera Mini’s Knowledge Compression expertise, which permits customers to save lots of as much as 90% of their information whereas shopping. And so, particularly in areas the place the price of information is excessive, Opera Mini has served – and continues to be serving – as a primary window to the net for hundreds of thousands of individuals.
The browser has been particularly profitable throughout Africa, the place the price of information is among the many highest on this planet. African customers require a sensible and dependable device that allows them to browse the net with ease whereas consuming much less information. Now Opera has over 90% model consciousness throughout the continent, having constructed up an enormous and dependable person base for intentionally designing cellular merchandise with the African market in thoughts.
When the world went on-line firstly of the pandemic, Opera doubled down on its dedication to offering inexpensive entry to the web by launching free information campaigns. In partnership with the main telecommunications firms throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, Opera has offered over 40 million individuals with as much as 3GB of free shopping via Opera Mini. And we proceed to broaden, having just lately partnered with Safaricom to launch the primary free information marketing campaign in Ethiopia. This initiative has helped to empower customers all through the continent, enabling them to ascertain companies, join with family members, and embark on instructional journeys, all with higher ease and affordability.
Other than its data-saving capabilities, Opera Mini can be noteworthy for its pace and safety features. The browser compresses and optimizes content material earlier than it reaches customers, in order that pages load quicker even on sluggish connections. Moreover, Opera Mini comes with a built-in advert blocker, which not solely saves information but in addition supplies for smoother shopping.