Opera Software has signed up with seven Indian mobile phone OEMs to preinstall the Opera Mini mobile web browser on all their upcoming handsets, phablets and tablets based on the Android mobile OS. Opera Mini will be the exclusive third-party browser to be preinstalled on all Android devices by Celkon, Karbonn, Lava and Intex, the company said. Opera Mini will also be preinstalled on select Android devices by Fly and Zen, as well as on HCL ME tablets.
“The number of Indians accessing the web from mobile devices is growing at a much faster rate than those using a computer. This unique environment has made it essential for handset manufacturers to ensure their upcoming mobile devices are web enabled and are ready to deliver the best browsing experience,” says Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software.
Signs up with seven Indian OEMs
“We are extremely pleased to work with these Indian mobile OEMs who have chosen Opera Mini for their devices based on Android, a very promising mobile OS for smartphones. A combination of affordable Android devices and smart applications such as Opera Mini will ensure that users enjoy a seamless browsing experience and encourage newbies to get on board the web express,” adds Boilesen.
Opera Mini comes with features such as Smart Page, Speed Dial, tabbed browsing, password manager, download manager and Opera Link. These, according to the company, make the browsing experience on Android devices faster, cheaper and smarter. Opera Mini is also available as a free download from m.opera.com.