View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Software
February 14, 2013

Opera achieves 300 million users milestone

Opera is planning to reveal its upcoming browser for Android at Mobile World Congress this month in Barcelona.

By CBR Staff Writer

Opera Software has announced its browser products on phones, tablets, TVs and computers have reached 300 million monthly users.

"On the final stretch up to 300 million users, we have experienced the fastest acceleration in user growth we have ever seen," Boilesen said," said Opera Software CEO, Lars Boilesen.

"Now, we are shifting into the next gear to claim a bigger piece of the pie in the smartphone market."

The firm has also revealed plans to shift from Presto rendering engine to the WebKit engine as well as Chromium for future versions of mobile and PC browsers.

Opera is planning to reveal its upcoming browser for Android at Mobile World Congress.

Opera Software CTO, Håkon Wium Lie, said that the company will work to enhance the WebKit engine which meets the company’s standards and offers the required performance.

"It makes more sense to have our experts working with the open source communities to further improve WebKit and Chromium, rather than developing our own rendering engine further," Lie said.

Content from our partners
Powering AI’s potential: turning promise into reality
Unlocking growth through hybrid cloud: 5 key takeaways
How businesses can safeguard themselves on the cyber frontline

"Opera will contribute to the WebKit and Chromium projects, and we have already submitted our first set of patches: to improve multi-column layout."

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU