Industry insight from Opera
Every month Opera conducts the definitive analysis of the key trends affecting the mobile Web worldwide. We publish these findings as the State of the Mobile Web. Each report provides the most frequently visited sites, key data metrics from Opera Mini and Opera Mobile and a snapshot of a specific trend chosen by the analysis team that month.
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Opera is reinventing the Web for connected devices. Our two mobile products, Opera Mini and Opera Mobile, set the standard for mobile Web browsing on both feature phones and smartphones.
Tens of millions of people have discovered how Opera Mini can revolutionize their mobile Web experience. Not only does Opera Mini deliver the Web faster to your phone, it also displays the page just as it looks in your desktop browser. Opera Zoom gracefully dives into the content for easy reading and interaction. Opera Mini now also includes Opera Link, a free service that synchronizes your bookmarks, Speed Dial and personal bar between all your Web browsers.
Opera Mobile has been repeatedly selected by leading carriers and manufacturers that want to deliver the best Web experience to their customers. Opera Mobile has shipped on more than 120 million mobile phones so far.
About the report & methodology
The data presented in the “Growth” part represents people who have downloaded Opera Mini. Those numbers do not reflect users of operator pre-installed versions of Opera Mini.
Countries selected for this report are the top 10 Opera Mini countries by usage. Subsequent reports will include updates for these countries as well as different regions around the world.
All content analysis is based on a review of the Top 100 sites ranked according to page views in each country. The designation of sites to specific categories has been done with local content experts who followed Opera’s guidelines to characterize each site.
Demographic data was collected from voluntary user surveys that were made available to a random subset of Opera Mini users, via their handsets, in English, Russian, Chinese, German and Polish. Surveys responses were collected between February 2008 and June 2008.
Due to the explicit and potentially offensive nature of their contents, adults-only sites have been excluded from our analysis.
Opera and the mobile world
Opera first developed a mobile browser in 1998. Since then, we’ve been at the forefront of enabling a full Web experience on mobile phones. In 2005, we released Opera Mini, the first browser that could work on any phone with Java. Regardless of the hardware on the phone, Opera Mini is able to bring the full Web to many millions of people, some who otherwise would not be able to access it.