Opera: Android is a less effective advertising platform than iOS and BlackBerry
Opera has purchased a number of mobile ad networks that cater to more than 10,000 mobile sites delivering over 40 billion impressions a month making it the leading mobile advertising platform on the planet. Mobile browsers aren't the only reason why Facebook is interested in the company. Mobile apps make up 73% of the revenue for Opera's ad networks and mobile apps generated 80% of traffic. Opera is about to generate $400 million in ad revenue for mobile publishers, up 40% from last year and in emerging markets, the firm's platform is very popular because the compression it uses saves money on data charges for phone owners. Opera also noted in the report that a lot of advertisers are deciding to advertise on mobile apps. More mobile phone users are viewing apps instead of a website using the browser on a phone.
source: Opera via AndroidAuthority
1. matrix_neo (Posts: 329; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Opera browser very slow to load, I don't use it anymore.
2. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Google thinks otherwise.
3. GeekMovement (Posts: 1918; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Maybe because a lot of android users choose to use Dolphin or Chrome or even Stock.
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23. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
agree...even though im not an android fan... android users uses stock, dolphin, chrome or mozilla coz opera really load slow and sometimes crashes...but still very accurate!
6. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 252; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
Oh of course the people at Opera conducted this survey themselves, no Android user in their right mind would dare to use the abomination that is Opera on their device, it's a piece of junk web browser for the Android platform.
Let's see, there's the stock browser, Dolphin (I don't care for it but it is very good) and then there's Chrome, the master of all browsers. Like Chronopc said, is Opera still around? I used Opera once, I'd much rather use Internet Explorer than that.
12. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
What are you smoking?
I tried Chrome, Samsung stock ICS(best version ), Firefox, Dolphin, Skyfire, UC, Maxthon, Boat, Opera mobile and opera mini.
Now I use only Opera mobile and Boat browser.
Tried opera mobile recently?
It's smooth as silk, with unrivalled scrolling and zooming /text reflow performance.
It still has stability issues but if it hadn't it would be the best, period.
20. xtremesv (Posts: 260; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
Same here, I've had a very good experience with Opera Mobile on my Galaxies over the years.
7. abish1234 (Posts: 51; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
its kinda obvious that people who use android tend to use stock browser more...or chrome..
8. jroc74 (Posts: 5418; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Here's the thing: which is more compatible with Flash?
I like Opera on desktops. Not on Android. I like Chrome on desktop and Android, but I use Firefox for Flash. Dolphin is nice too. Opera on Android is just the odd man out. Skyfire might get more attention on Android than Opera.
I think it has to do with Flash.
9. ddeath (Posts: 167; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)
The only thing I can think of, the screen is too small on the iPhones and people keeps pressing the advertisements by mistake.
10. amozhi (Posts: 125; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
I like Opera only on Symbian devices. Now Symbian is dead...
11. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Opera mobile is amazingly slick and smooth (on the Galaxy S3 at least ), it even beats chrome and ICS browser here - especially with text reflow and zooming performance .
They streamlined it with the latest release cutting the app size in half, but it's still not stable really.. occasional force closes and bugs continue.
Too bad because otherwise it would be the best browser hands down.
13. bloodline (Posts: 704; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
lol show me proof of this browser test.
Opera = LOL.
Useless crud software
15. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Your comment = LOL useless crud
Elaborate your case
16. androidornothing (Posts: 143; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Thats wby android users dont use Gay OPERA!!!! Cuz its slow and stupid s***. R
17. bayusuputra (Posts: 961; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
the only time I use opera is when i'm on 3G, because it saves my data.. it's slow, but i usually set the image quality at the lowest, so it'll load faster..
oh, and I don't know why, but porn sites are blocked in my country, and the only way I can get access to them is through Opera..
25. Leo_MC (Posts: 689; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
Opera mini's traffic takes place through their servers (something like BB) so your country's firewall sees the traffic comming from Opera and not from blocked sites.
19. Toad222 (Posts: 9; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
As an avid Opera user the responses to this article is ridiculous. Just because Opera lays down some financial facts about the Mobile OS companies. The bashing on Opera begins, Seriously this is just a statistic. Not Opera claiming another OS is better than the other.
24. julieanderson (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
If advertisement are on the mobiles there will lots of change in the products.As mobile id the device where we use regularly. So if they start this it will be very good.So the products are the even services can reach them very easily.