India, other than being the largest democracy in the world, is also the largest Opera mini consumer in the world. This news comes direct from the horse’s mouth – Opera Software ASA. India has surpassed Russia to claim the numero uno position, While Russia and Indonesia rank as second and third.
The reason behind this is
The growth of Opera Mini products in India is part of the Mobile Internet Generation (“M-gen” among friends). By largely bypassing the need for expensive computer equipment and connections, the M-gen access the web right from their mobile phones.
Since a majority of people do not use high end smartphones, there ultimate choice for browser is the Opera Mini, which runs flawlessly on low end devices. The entire gamut of services offered by the Opera Mini fulfills the exact requirement of the customers.
According to Opera
In April 2012, the consumer base of Opera Mini browser saw a slight decrease in unique users, most likely due to seasonal fluctuations in CIS countries. Seasonal dips occur from time to time and a similar dip was observed around the same time in spring 2010. In all, more than 189 million people used the Opera Mini and Opera Mobile in April. The Opera Mini servers (which do not process pages from Opera Mobile) served 108 billion pages and compressed more than 19 petabytes of data for Opera Mini users. The total number of monthly Opera Mini users exclude Opera Mini Next installations.
Opera Mini is so popular here, that even I use it as the browser of choice on my Galaxy Note.
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