Software announced today, that Google will be the default search engine in
future Opera mobile Web browsers. With
Opera Mobile or
Opera Mini, everyone will
be able to access Google's powerful mobile search directly from the browser
start page, meaning they'll be able to quickly and easily get the information
they need, whenever and wherever they need it.
Google has been the default search option on Opera's desktop browser for seven
years. This new mobile collaboration covers all global territories except Russia
and the Commonwealth of Independent States, and includes all of Opera's standard
mobile Web browsers.
"Google and Opera have established a valuable relationship over the years and
we look forward to continued collaboration on mobile products," said Jon von
Tetzchner, CEO, Opera. "With 2008 poised to be the year the mobile Web goes
mainstream, Google and Opera are extending this collaboration to give our users
immediate access to the quality and convenience of Google's search results.
We're excited to extend this productive relationship and we hope that the nearly
100 million people using our mobile products will agree."
Opera Mini is available completely free from Opera.com. Opera Mobile is also
available from Opera.com in a free trial on select platforms including Windows
Mobile Classic, Professional and Standard. Google will appear as the default
search engine for new and current users of Opera Mini as of March 1, 2008.
Cheers ~ Arne