Opera Users are Mobile Trendsetters
By Anna RohlederAnnaMetro. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:08:17 PM
Quick show of hands: how many of you are reading this on your phone or mobile device?
A new survey we published as part of our State of the Mobile Web series says that more than half of Opera users (56%, to be precise) get online through a mobile device only.
Through a collaboration we did with On Device Research, collecting over 34,000 responses worldwide, we learned that not only are Opera users less likely to use a desktop computer to browse the Internet, but they are also younger and more educated.
(We hope you also drink at least 2 liters of water a day, and wear a seatbelt when you go anywhere by car!)
Here are some of the other key findings:
- You guys are really mostly guys; only 1 in 5 Opera users is a woman. (This number is a little higher in South Africa and Thailand, however.)
- While the average age of an Opera user is between 18-24 globally, the typical age goes up to 35+ in Hungary, the Philippines, the United States and Malaysia.
- In Egypt, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, more Opera users are in higher education or in the workforce than non-Opera users.
- Opera users all over the world go online longer and more often than those using other mobile browsers. A full 75% of Opera users access the Internet on a daily basis, and in many countries, they spend an hour or more online.
We were also happy to note than more than 168 million unique users were registered on the Opera Mini platform during the month of March, viewing more than 117 billion webpages in the same period.
What about you? How often do you go online from a mobile device? Is there anything you want to do with Opera Mini or Opera Mobile that you would like to see added to the browser in the future? Let us know in the comments!