When I dumped my old Symbian phone and went Android Opera Mini was one of the first apps I loaded. I rarely ever use the native browsers on any phone because they are limited and Skyfire just didn’t rock my boat. It now looks as though a hell of a lot of people agree with me.
In October, Opera Mini had over 76.3 million users, a 7.1% increase from September 2010 and more than 92% compared to October 2009. Opera Mini users viewed over 41.6 billion pages in October 2010, which is an increase of 142% since last October.
In the past month, Opera Mini users generated over 616 million MB of data for operators worldwide. Since September, the data consumed went up by 15.1% and data traffic is up 134% since last year. Data in Opera Mini is compressed up to 90%. If this data were uncompressed, Opera Mini users would have viewed over 5.7 petabytes of data in October.
What is your mobile browser of choice and why?