Samsung uses Opera mini for faster web on non-smartphones

By Telecom Lead Team: Samsung announced that it has now
preinstalled the Opera Mini mobile browser on its new feature phones to deliver
faster and cost-saving web browsing.


The browser is now available on the Star3, Star 3 Duos, Champ
Deluxe and Champ Deluxe Duos. More new models with Opera Mini preinstalled will
be released in 2012.


Opera Mini compresses all the webpages before sending them to phone, resulting in
page loading that’s up to 10 times faster and consumes up to 90 percent less


In addition, the browser has other features such as
including tabs, password manager, Opera Link and Speed Dial that makes
mobile-web browsing on easier and more convenient.


These days, the difference between feature phones and
smartphones has decreased. No matter the hardware specification or the user
experience, feature phones are matching what the smartphone can offer,” said
Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software.


Opera Mini has more than 160 million monthly unique
users. In January 2012, Opera Mini users generated over 1,832 million MB of
data for operators worldwide. If this data were uncompressed, Opera Mini users
would have viewed over 12.24 petabytes of data, which is equivalent to
approximately 200 years of continuously running HD-quality video.


Recently, Opera Software and MediaTek announced that Opera Mini, a mobile browser, will be
included into MediaTek’s Runtime Environment (MRE).


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