In the recent report, released by Opera Software, company claims that mobile browser Opera Mini generates about $1.2 billion/year in revenue for operators worldwide, thanks to its data compression technology.
“In February 2010, people browsing with Opera Mini (in the top 10 countries according to unique users) spent approximately 103.8 million dollars. That figure translates to approximately 1.2 billion dollars per year.”
Good news, Opera Software has finished Opera Mini for the iPhone and submitted it to Apple’s App Store.
What happens next? We sit and wait. While doing just that, you can try guessing approximate application approval date and win an iPhone!
Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Ichann and Justas Gervinskas for the news tip.
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Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for links.
When it comes to minor upgrades, you usually expect bug fixes and minor performance improvements. Well, this time it’s different.
With the release of Opera 10.51, company managed to increase its browser performance by up to 27% (according to Peacekeeper benchmark results). Furthermore, fixed a lot of bugs and made other improvements. Just like in earlier release announcements, this version is available for Windows users only.
Thanks to effzee and Daniel Hendrycks for the news tip.
According to Opera Software, more than a half of web browser downloads from Europe is a direct result of Ballot Screen launch.
This confirms that when users are given a real choice on how they choose the most important piece of software on their computer, the browser, they will try out alternatives,” said Håkon Wium Lie, CTO of Opera Software.
Company has also shared the following statistics: Continue Reading
Opera Software has just released the final versions of Opera Mini 5 and Opera Mobile 10 web browsers.
Both builds have gone through a lot of changes since previous release; received a major make over and new features, such as: wands, tabbed browsing, download manager and Opera link.
As for Opera Mini, team recommends running it on devices with a 320 x 240 or higher display resolution.
Key new features: Continue Reading
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- Google Chrome Rolls Out Translate Feature
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- Opera Mini 5 solves some of Android’s native browser problems
- Opera Mini 5 Beta Announced as Native WinMo App
- Apple rushes out Safari patch. Hoping not to lose Pwn2Own contest
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Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Dels, mabdul, nobody and Nox for links.
Time to check February browser market share results.
Internet Explorer continues its downfall saga; as market share fell from 62.12% to 61.58% (0.54 points decrease).
For a fourth month in a row, Firefox is losing its market share as well. This time it has decreased by 0.2 points, moving down from 24.43% to 24.23%.
Another month, another gain for Chrome. In February, this browser market share increased by 0.39 points, as it went up from 5.22% to 5.61%. Continue Reading