7 Indian Handset Makers to Preload Opera Mini on their Androids

Widely popular mobile browser Opera Mini gets a boost in Indian market as as many as 7 top Indian mobile OEMs exclusively to pre-install this mobile browser on their upcoming Android devices.

Opera Mini NextOpera Mini will be the exclusive third-party browser to be preinstalled on all Android devices by Celkon, Karbonn, Lava and Intex. Opera Mini will also be preinstalled on select Android devices by Fly and Zen, as well as on HCL ME tablets.

Well suited for Indian mobile networks thanks to its data compression, Opera Mini is the most widely used mobile web browser in the country. It uses a server to pre-process and compress websites to as little as 10% of their original size before sending them to the mobile device. Therefore, Opera Mini users get a remarkably faster and more cost effective browsing experience than other mobile browser users.

Opera Mini’s features such as Smart Page, Speed Dial, tabbed browsing, password manager, download manager and Opera Link are sure to make the browsing experience on Android devices faster, cheaper and smarter. Opera Mini is also available as a free download from m.opera.com.

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May 8, 2013 10:19 pm 10:19 PM

I don’t get the whole point of pre loading any app on the stock android OS of a phone. Not all people who buy the device would want to use a particular app, why clog their internal memory with bloatware they cant even uninstall without rooting. And the brands like Karbonn and Lava wont even have any root developed due to its lack of popularity. Why cant they just provide a bland Android OS with only the basic integral system apps and then let the user decide what apps he wants to download from the play store?

May 10, 2013 7:52 pm 7:52 PM

Yes I agree with you.
Phone manufacturers should give discounts if they give useless apps preinstalled and consuming the most expensive internal memory. (Every app however useful, is useless for someone).
Or manufacturer should give rooted phones so that internal memory can be reclaimed, if desired by uninstalling the app. The manufacturer has no rights to block the most expensive internal memory for advertising some app which if useful will have to be updated to its latest version in most cases, which is like downloading from scrach. I can’t understand how consumer is benefited from preinstalled apps.

May 10, 2013 6:55 pm 6:55 PM

I sometimes use opera mobile but not opera mini because it is faster between the two. In that case I will have two opera icons on my mobile one of which will be of no use.
PS: My favorite mobile browser is firefox after testing UC, opera (both mini and mobile), one browser etc. Because it gives me complete desktop like experience on mobile and I have not found any website (however it was badly designed). And I can save them aa pdf too. My lava N350 does not support chrome browser.

May 9, 2013 3:17 pm 3:17 PM


May 8, 2013 9:39 pm 9:39 PM

and I am viewing this page now via Opera Mini…. 🙂 love it!!

May 8, 2013 8:17 pm 8:17 PM

Opera Mini is the best mobile browser as I think. However, in PC, its a worst browser. Even with opera turbo enabled, pages take ages to load. Google Chrome is the best browser in terms of speed and internet explorer 10 in terms of security.

May 8, 2013 10:44 pm 10:44 PM

Opera desktop version crash every time.

But it is quite useful when you load pages with lot of images or High res images. It easily compress 2mb image to just 100kb. It saves time and valuable broadband bandwidth. I use almost 200MB per day. But with opera turbo its less than 100mb.

May 9, 2013 6:54 am 6:54 AM

@Tharun – run a localhost cache proxy (eg:squid),it’l save around 500-700mB.
i’m using it since last year on 3G,and quite satisfied with it..
doesnt matter if ISP DNS is slow (eg: BSNL,Docomo),the local cache will serve the requests…