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Opera for Android comes by default on Huawei smartphones and tablets shipped to Russia

Oslo, Norway - June 9, 2014

Opera Software and Huawei, leading global ICT solutions provider, are today announcing that the Opera for Android browser will be preinstalled on most of Huawei’s smartphone and tablet models shipped to Russia.

The first batch of smartphones and tablets with Opera for Android preinstalled has already been shipped to Russia and is now available on the market. These smartphone models are Ascend G6, G730, Y600, Y530, and Y330. In addition, Opera has been preinstalled on a variety of Huawei tablets, such as the MediaPad X1 (3G and LTE), MediaPad M1 (3G and LTE), MediaPad 10 Link+ (3G and LTE). Most of the new smartphone and tablet models shipped to Russia will have Opera for Android as a default browser.

"Through our cooperation with Huawei, Russian users will now be able to enjoy reliable and fast internet access, no matter which network condition they browse the web with. The Opera for Android browser gives users the easiest and fastest way to discover a world of new content on Android phones. This agreement is in line with our growth strategy, aimed to forge partnerships with large manufacturers of mobile devices, to bring the best internet experience to our users," says Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software.

"Preinstalling Opera on our devices is yet another step towards enhancing user experience on our smartphones and tablets. We do our best to provide our users with maximum functionality at a reasonable price, and that is why we are preinstalling the Opera browser on different Huawei devices, from low-end to flagship models," says Alexey Gromakov, Marketing Director, Huawei Consumer Business Group Russia.

Opera for Android top features
  • The Discover feature allows users to instantly find top news from the location and categories they prefer, all in one place.
  • Intuitive Speed Dial web shortcuts allow users to collect and organize important sites - easily accessible with the touch of a thumb.
  • Off-Road feature gives users access to the full internet and any internet page, even in areas with sluggish connection or costly roaming. Enabling Off-Road mode will turn on data compression, reducing the amount of data consumed while browsing.
  • Opera for Android is available as a free download from Google Play or from m.opera.com for any mobile phone running Android 4.0 or above.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through the dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, Huawei has established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei is committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Its products and solutions have been deployed in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Huawei Consumer Business Group was established in 2003. It develops and manufactures smart phones, tablets, devices for mobile broadband access and solutions for home. In 2013, the company sold 52 million smart phones and took the third place on the world market of smart phones.
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About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.