MUMBAI: Opera Software and MediaTek Inc have announced that mobile browser Opera Mini will be included into MediaTek’s Runtime Environment (MRE). MediaTek is a fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions.
MRE is MediaTek’s middleware technology designed for mobile developers and application providers to deploy services and content for “smart-feature-phones”. The MRE solution provides millions of users in emerging markets with the ability to enjoy mobile Internet experiences previously available only on smartphones.
Opera Mini has offers cloud-assisted browsing, where its compression technology reduces data load by up to 90% before sending it to phones. This results in a much faster page-loading speed on a limited bandwidth connection, as well as lower data costs.
“MediaTek and Opera Software share the same vision. We both want people to access the Web on their own terms,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software. “The MRE solution makes the traditional feature phone smarter and, at the same time, delivers the best user experience. Opera Mini makes the Web an enjoyable experience regardless of bandwidth. We look forward to seeing the next billion people to surf with Opera Mini on MRE-powered phones.”