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Mobile browser now in Indian languages

Posted: 27 Nov 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:mobile browser  Indian market  Internet 

With the announcement of the Opera Mini 4.2, Indians can now surf the Web in their own language. The latest mobile browser family promises to heighten the mobile Web experience due to improvements in speed, video support and Opera Link functionality, in addition to its availability on the Android platform.

Opera Mini 4.2 has special significance for the Indian market, as the browser is now available in 12 different languages native to India including Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and Kashmiri.

"With the Web in their hands, countries such as India that are considered "emerging markets" aren't so emerging anymore," said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "India has embraced Opera Mini as one of the easiest and most cost effective ways of accessing the Internet, in a place where the infrastructure makes it otherwise difficult. To make it even easier for Residents of India to get the most out of the Web, we've ensured that they can surf in their own language."

India currently ranks third in worldwide Opera Mini usage. According to Opera's latest State of the Mobile Web report, people in India use their phones to search, primarily via Google or Yahoo! India remains consistently amongst the top three countries using Opera Mini, as the mobile phone is commonly the primary tool for accessing the Web throughout the region.

Opera Mini 4.2 is available for download here.

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