Browser Wars: Opera Releases Statistics To Coincide With Firefox Record Attempt

Seems like the browser based war is gearing up with the recent release of Firefox 3. The Opera team has released stats about downloads and usages of Opera 9.5. According to the stats Opera has released, Opera 9.5 has been downloaded 4.7 million times in the last five days and has more than 20 million desktop users with a additional 12 million people using their Mobile browser Opera Mini.

The point that caught our eyes was that more than 1/4 users of Opera have never used the browser before which is quite impressive, this though would not surprise many, since the browser Opera had released for mobile devices has been quite impressive.


Nevertheless here are some stats that Opera team has released in a summarized format;

  • 4.7 million downloads in last 5 days.
  • 20 million active desktop users.
  • 12 million Opera mini users.
  • Two-fold growth over users from last year.


As you can see that these are quite impressive numbers. The Opera team also put the above numbers into perspective;

  • Nearly one-fourth of Opera users downloaded the new release within the first five days.
  • Opera Mini has more than half as many users as Opera Desktop.
  • More people use Opera Desktop each month than live in the state of New York (2006 population estimate).
  • More people use Opera Mini each month than live in Greece (2002 population estimates). 

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