Opera Mini Announces MediaTek Integration

A statement has been released by Opera today confirming that it has come to an agreement with Taiwan-based semiconductor manufacturer MediaTek. The semiconductor manufacturer agrees to integrate the Opera Mini mobile browser with its MediaTek’s Runtime Environment (MRE) platform.

MediaTek is one of the leading chipset makers in the Asia-Pacific region. Approximately, 40% of all mobile phones in the Indian market use MediaTek chips. The company’s MRE platform is basically a layer that enables third-party software manufacturers to produce integrated apps for MediaTek’s inexpensive smart feature phones.

Opera claimed last month that its Opera Mini has been hit by more than 140 million users all over the world every month, with India having the second largest user-base for its mobile browser. The deal between the two companies will certainly make the browsing experience even more smooth and fast on slower connections with compression technologies. The browser will come preloaded on the affordable Internet-connected feature phones all over the world.

Similar sort of partnership with MediaTek has also been announced by Facebook a month ago. The idea was to push its social networking features in MRE with a view to expand its reach to feature phone users.

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