Opera browser records highest number of users in December 2012 since launch

Internet users have largely shifted to surfing the net on their mobile phones. This fact was highlighted by Opera, which experienced the largest increase of users in December last year since its launch in 2006.

More than 208 million users surfed with Opera Mini in December and when this number is combined with the Opera Mobile numbers, the total number of Opera mobile users comes to an impressive 229 million. This represents an increase of more than 13 million users from November 2012.

A report by the State of the Mobile Web divided the above numbers geographically and the Asia Pacific region came out on top. Between 2006 and 2012, this region had the most number of users and also the highest number of early adopters of the mobile browser.