There is no doubt that India is the fastest growing market for mobile telephony. And, with this achievement comes yet another reason to celebrate: India’s mobile generation (M-Gen) has helped India overtake Russia for the highest number of Opera Mini users, making India the #1 country for the Opera Mini browser, worldwide.
In use by over 172 million subscribers, Opera Mini is the most popular mobile web browser in the world.
Some members from the M-Gen have sent Opera their top reasons for loving Opera Mini, and we have shared some of them, below.Opera Mini — The growth trajectory
After overtaking the #2 Opera Mini country Indonesia in June last year, Indian Opera Mini fans surpassed Russian users in March this year. Opera Mini has won the hearts of millions of people in India who are singing to its tune.
“I have been using Opera Mini since it was released, and I think it was the mobile world's first real killer app, much before the app revolution even got underway. I still remember the feeling of amazement I felt when I saw the web being displayed on the screen of my Sony Ericsson K700i — not in a stripped-down WAP avatar, but just as they appeared on my desktop. Since then, It has been the first app I downloaded onto my handsets ever since, not least because it also keeps data charges low. The latest version of Opera Mini carries forward the original's ability to render desktop-like webpages on smaller screens. It is particularly relevant in countries like India where bandwidth and handsets are both price-sensitive; by being available on almost all devices and delivering a decent web experience even on low end handsets with basic Internet connectivity (GPRS/EDGE), it is an app that bridges the digital divide in the nation.” — Nimish Dubey, Freelance technology columnistOpera Mini — Faster, better, smarter
Opera Mini provides a desktop-like web experience on mobile devices. With 90% compression, Opera Mini makes web surfing super fast and also helps the M-Gen save money on data costs. It also makes browsing on handheld devices fun by offering features such as Speed Dial, tabbed browsing, password manager and social media integration.
“96% data saving on Opera Mini. Awesome. http://pic.twitter.com/vApGPss1
” — Parminder Mangat, Student
“I have been a loyal Opera Mini user for almost four years now. I think it is the best web browsing experience, thanks to the cool icons, best transitions, smooth scrolling and fast rendering. I especially love the "Share" feature introduced in Opera Mini 6 that lets you post directly to Twitter and Facebook from the browser.” — Ashish Rajpurkar, Student
“Although my job demands me to be on the go constantly, I like to stay connected with the world. Opera Mini helps me do just that, seamlessly. It is available on most devices across platforms, which ensures easy accessibility and connectivity. Also, its data compression technology does not take a toll on your wallet, while delivering an incredible browsing experience.” — Ajit Nalawade, Marketing Executive
“The first time I used Opera Mini was on my Sony Ericsson k810i. The build that really stunned me was Opera Mini 5. I was overjoyed to see a fully powered tabbed browser running effortlessly on my phone, which had a few measly MBs of RAM and a primitive CPU. Even after all these years, every time I use Opera Mini, I am amazed by its speed and by its ability to run fluidly even on the cheapest phones and slowest networks.” — Pallab De, IT ProfessionalOpera Mini — Free download
If you are not yet an Opera Mini user, chances are that you are still caught up in the hassles of using a sluggish native browser on your phone, while smart M-Gen browsers enjoy Opera Mini and its faster browsing ability. So, visit m.opera.com to download your free ticket to the best browsing experience.
Read the global State of Mobile Web report here: http://www.opera.com/smw/2012/04/
In case you are wondering how the Opera Mini Globe looks, check out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWd-DCCJlGI
. It is a real-time visualization of Opera Mini users across the world.