Opera Mini will become the default browser on
Norwegian software maker Opera signed a deal to take over the browser building unit of
"We have signed a strategic licensing deal with
The deal will be profitable from the start, he added.
Opera shares rose 6.5% to 80.45 crowns a share by
"All the current user base will be encouraged to upgrade to Opera Mini and all the new phones will come with Opera Mini pre-installed as a default browser. This is a great deal for us. We have dreamed of this for more than 10 years," said Boilsesen.
In a separate statement, Opera said the licensing agreement applies to mobile phones based on the Series 30+, Series 40 and Asha software platforms.
"As part of the agreement, people who use the current browser for these phones, Xpress, will be encouraged to upgrade to the latest Opera Mini browser. Factory-new devices will have Opera Mini pre-installed."
In the second quarter, Opera's adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose 24% to $27 million, beating forecasts for
The firm said it now sees full-year EBITDA in a range of $117 million to $124 million, up from a previous guidance for
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