The Opera Mini mobile browser is coming to Latin America thanks to America Movil. Currently the third largest wireless carrier around the globe, America Movil had recently signed a partnership with the browser developer to introduce a new version of the mobile browser that will carry the brand name of both of the companies.
This browser will be available for use in the carrier’s subsidiaries in Latin America. These include companies such as Telcel, Telmex, Claro, Comcel, Embratel, and Net, located in eighteen countries in the region. Over 242 million consumers enjoy America Movil’s coverage at present.
America Movil partnered with Opera Mini because of the latter’s popularity and track record in performance. Opera estimates that there are 170 million users of the mobile web browser thanks to the fast processing speed that it offers as well as a special data compression technology.
The current Opera Mini mobile browser is rich with features. Users get instant access to their most visited websites using a Speed Dial feature. For users who have the desktop version of the Opera browser as well, this Speed Dial feature can be synchronized to operate on the two applications. Even bookmarks and preferred save engines can be saved to the cloud and synchronized on various Opera browsing apps. Tab browsing is also a popular feature of Opera Mini. This enables users to load several pages at once, exactly like they can do on a desktop-based web browser. A technology called WebGL hardware acceleration allows for high-performance and speedy browsing that saves time as well as helps users cut down on web browsing costs.
This is not the first time that Opera and America Movil are working together. In September last year, an Opera Mini web browser for Claro Chile, an American Movil subsidiary, had already been launched. Thus, this new deal may be seen as an expansion of that first agreement, one that now covers the entire region.