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Opera Software aims for 350 million mobile users by end of 2017

Opera launches its Opera Mini 8, hoping to greatly increase number of mobile users

Michael Hatamoto | Apr 14, 2015 at 11:50 am CDT (0 mins, 45 secs time to read)

Opera Software has launched a new version of the Opera Mini mobile browser for Google Android tablets and smartphones. The new version includes a more simplified menu, improved speed dial, private-browsing mode, scalable interface, and other key improvements for Opera Mini 8.

Opera Software aims for 350 million mobile users by end of 2017 | TweakTown.com

Opera currently has an active Android user base of 130 million, and the company wants to increase that total number up to 275 million users by 2017, according to Opera CEO Lars Boilesen.

"It's complicated, we have customers in 200 countries and more and more of them are using smartphones and fewer are on feature phones," said Petter Lade, investor relations chief at Opera, in a statement to Reuters. "Our target is to have 275 million smartphones and 75 million on feature phones, this will be our total target for mobile users for 2017."

The mobile browser has become increasingly popular in emerging markets, as the browser is able to greatly reduce data consumption.

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