Norwegian browser maker Opera Software announced this week that there are now over 100 million people around the world surfing the Web on Opera. Exactly half of those users are on the desktop, including Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms, which represents a 30 percent year-on-year growth rate. The other half cruises the Web with Opera Mini on a variety of handsets, Opera Software said.
"Our focus on speed, security, innovation, and usability continues to yield results. We always listen to the needs and wants of our users, and they reward us by choosing Opera," said Jon von Tetzchner, Co-founder, Opera Software.
Opera is also found on game consoles, Internet-enabled TVs, and some set-top boxes, but the biggest boost going forward might come from the mobile crowd. Opera Software recently released a beta version of its browser to the Android Marketplace, while just this week Apple approved Opera for distribution through its App Store.