Opera Mini mobile users of India have saved 36K terabytes of data in one year. This data amounts to Rs 690 crore when calculated on the basis of 1GB costing Rs 173 on average, according to Opera’s “State of the Mobile Web” report. Opera Mini browsers have a compression technology that shrinks data by up to 90 percent, helping users save data. Also Read - Opera updates Mini web browser app after long timeAlso Read - Opera using Android apps to offer predatory loans in India; details
“To stay ahead of our consumers’ ever-evolving needs, we keep updating Opera Mini to help them browse faster and more efficiently. The latest version of Opera Mini comes with new updates such as language support, ad blocker integration and video boost,” said Bruce Lawson, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Opera, in a statement.
Of all web pages viewed by Opera Mini users, 55 percent are social networking sites. Facebook leads the pack as half of all webpages opened by users are from Facebook. Other popular social destinations are blogging sites such as Blogspot and WordPress, followed by Twitter, Pinterest and Quora. YouTube continues to be one of the top three most visited sites in India, along with Google and Facebook, the company said.
Opera Mini for Android had received a massive update earlier this year that brings in support for as many as 13 Indian languages and other new features. Opera Mini now supports 13 Indian languages, including Hindi, Oriya, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. These take the total number of supported languages to 90. Earlier the browser would automatically set the language based on the default language on the Android operating system.