Independent app store GetJar has revealed that the Opera Mini mobile browser has been downloaded more than 25 million times from its store. By leveraging its open, cross-platform distribution, its Pay-Per-Download system and its significant user base, says GetJar, the combined downloads of the different versions of Opera Mini have gone on to catapult the application into the most downloaded app ever from any open app store to date.
The latest version of Opera Mini (v4.2) has received nearly 7.5 million downloads since the beginning of the year on GetJar and remains one of GetJars top five most downloaded applications globally. Equally important for Opera is the fact that its downloads on GetJar have been cross-platform, with consumers using Java, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices to download the browser.
What makes GetJar so unique among app stores is its open philosophy which lets consumers consistently find the best app regardless of what platform they are on and what handset they are using, says Opera Software Chief Strategy Officer, Rolf Assev. The fact that Opera Mini is the most downloaded app ever on an open app store like GetJar makes us proud, because it proves that our vision of providing a browser that works on almost all phones will give millions a better way to access the web.