Opera Mini used by 30M Indonesians every month

Posted by David Khoirul
Believe it or not, Indonesians use Opera Mini to browse the Internet more than desktop browsers. A report by e27 says that about 30 million people from Indonesia, mostly Android users, access Web pages on their phone using Opera Mini every month. This number is 2.5 times bigger than that of last year.

I do agree that when you compare to other mobile browsers such as UC Browser, Boat, Firefox and Chrome in Android, Opera Mini is faster. Many android phones make it their default browser. In addition to that, Opera Mini is simple in navigation, beautiful in interface, and easy in terms of operation. Opera Mini is the mother of mobile internet.

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Opera Mini and presidential election

e27 says that 49% of Indonesian users browse the www from Opera Mini via Android devices, particularly Samsung. Meanwhile, Advan, Sony, Smartfren and Evercoss are placed behind Samsung respectively. During the presidential election, Opera Mini users make use of the browser in their Android phone to access online contents regarding the Pemilu. Among the most visited websites are Detik, Kompas, Liputan6 and Suara Merdeka.

OpMin on other platforms

With its wonderful speed and performance, I can understand why it is the most favorite browser among mobile users, bloggers and social network addicts. I admire the data compression Opera Mini does, and decide to install the apps of various versions on laptop using Microemulator. In Android, I have Opera Mini in both APK files and JAR, which I convert on Netmite so I can run version 3 (gosh, this is very old), 4.2 and 4.5, the same way as normal PlayStore apps.

Now Opera Software is collaborating with local Android vendors to pre-install the application. Don’t be surprised if one day in the future, all Android phones will rely on this web browser as the main tool to access the internet. For now, let’s wait for the upcoming updates from Opera Software.

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