Opera Mini Clocks More Than 25 Million Downloads on GetJar, Most Downloaded App Ever on an App Store

GetJar, the world's largest independent app store, announced today that popular mobile browser Opera Mini has been downloaded more than 25 million times from its store. By leveraging GetJar's open, cross-platform distribution, its Pay-Per-Download system and its significant user base, the combined downloads of the different versions of Opera Mini have gone on to catapult Opera Mini into the most downloaded app ever from any 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 GetJar's 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 popular mobile 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," said Rolf Assev, chief strategy officer, Opera Software. "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."

"More and more, consumers demand a faster and easier mobile browsing experience, and Opera Mini delivers just that. It should come as no great surprise that a universally useful and simple application like the Opera Mini browser is so popular," commented Ilja Laurs, GetJar's CEO and founder. "The tremendous downloads of Opera Mini on GetJar proves that global accessibility to consumers is the key to success for application developers of all kinds."
GetJar is the world's largest independent app store with over a half billion downloads to date. The company provides more than 50,000 mobile applications across all major handsets and platforms to consumers in more than 200 countries.

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