Opera Mini popularity 'will continue'

9 September 2009 — 5:00 PM

As smartphones get smarter, browsers can be increasingly important

Opera Mini is a software system that will play a big role in the future of the mobile internet, it has been advised.

In news that may interest those recycling mobile phones for a device with 3G web capabilities, the chief executive of the group behind the system has commented on its future.

Jon von Tetzchner explained in an interview with GigaOM that the recent milestone of over 25 million downloads on the GetJar website alone are indicative of its current strength in the market.

He added Opera Mini has also been boosted by features like Turbo and will soon benefit from even more portable facilities via online application outlets.

"These stores can be a distribution channel for Opera. In addition to that, we are enabling stores by providing Opera with Widgets as a way to run apps and sometimes even helping make the stores," he concluded.

GetJar reported on August 25th that Opera Mini had attained the landmark 25 million downloads figure via its online portal.

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