Opera Mini is one of the most popular mobile browsers out there, with over 208 million users as of December 2012, but it seems that it will soon reach more people around the world.Today, Opera Software announced a partnership with Gionee, one of the top 3 mobile phone brands in China, for the loading of its mobile browser on new Android devices from the company.
This partnership is expected to provide more users with the possibility to stay connected to the web while on the go via Opera Mini.
The two companies also announced that the browser would be loaded on new Android-based mobile phones from Gionee that are set to arrive on shelves in markets such as Vietnam and Nigeria.
Through this deal, Gionee is looking to bring more innovation to its users, so as to prove its leading position of appealing mobile phone solutions, products and services.
“The trend that smartphones are replacing feature phones requires more of our inputs in high-end mobile platforms such as Android,” said William Lu, vice president, Gionee.
“With a better browser for Android, Opera Mini, in the mix, we can bring better user experience to our customers.”
Opera Mini can be used on both 2G and 3G networks, as well as over Wi-Fi connections. It can deliver fast browsing to mobile phone users, while also providing them with cost savings through compressing data by up to 90 percent.
“The best possible user experience on any device and any network is what Opera works toward,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “With Opera Mini, Gionee will provide its users with all the advantages that Opera Mini users benefit from, including its speed and ease of use.”
The two companies also noted that Gionee has had the Opera Mini browser loaded on its Java and MRE-based feature phones.