Opera’s State of Mobile web has been released and it throws up some Interesting statistics regarding Mobile Internet usage by Indians (as well as globally).
Although, this report is purely based on mobile users who use Opera Mini browser on their mobile phones – it is one of the leading mobile browsers in India and gives good enough pointers on Mobile Internet Usage.
Here are the Highlights of the report:
Top 10 Sites browsed by Indians on Mobile:
- gmail.com (back on the list)
- wikipedia.org (6)
- songs.pk (5)
- yahoo.com (3)
- youtube.com (7)
- my.opera.com (back on the list)
- zedge.net (8)
As mentioned earlier, it is interesting to note that Yahoo is loosing favor among Indians – It has dropped from number 4 position to Number 7 compared to the report published in August of this year. While Facebook has moved up, significantly Gmail has moved to 3rd position from nowhere on the list last time around. Google it seems is taking giant strides in capturing Indian Mobile Internet Market share. Interestingly, all top 3 properties belong to Google.
Top 10 Mobile Handsets used by Indians:
- Nokia 5130c
- Nokia N70
- Nokia N73
- Nokia 3110c
- Nokia 6300
- Nokia N72
- Nokia 3500c
- Nokia 5310
- Nokia 7120s
- Nokia 6233
What can I say here – Its Nokia all the way. However, it is interesting that Nokia N97 is no where to be seen !
In this report, Opera has added a new feature – estimating the amount of savings that Mobile users have done by using Opera Mini. The mobile browser compresses data upto 90% which directly results in the saving for users.
Here are the details of the amount that users have saved using Opera Mini browser for Top 10 countries.
Monthly data costs and savings of Top 10 countries
|Country||Data per user (MB)||Data cost (USD/MB)||Saved (USD)|
Average monthly data costs in the top 10 countries
|Country||Cost per MB (local currency)||Cost per MB (USD)|
|South Africa||2 ZAR||0.27|
|United States||2 USD||2.00|
|United Kingdom||1.02 GBP||1.68|