It took me 5 months to finish this blog. Well it has nothing to do with the research I had to put in but more to do with the fact that I didn’t try to complete it.
Back to the topic.If you go Opera’s home page.
You would most probably see something like this .
My question here is “Does anybody cares”.
TBH Opera has/had brought in lots of innovative features but it never gets credit for it. The tabs in web-browser was first supported by Opera and later picked up by Firefox, IE and others. But if I go around asking people very few would say it was started by Opera.
Another feature that stands out is the mail account support. Unlike Thunderbird or Evolution Mail or Mail, it ‘s very easy to set up. You don’t have to worry about port number, out going and in coming server names. Just have to enter your email id and password and it’s up and running. Not only does it retrieves the mail and sorts the mail like gmail it also allows to send mail. And I bet lots of people wouldn’t have even heard of it.
It supports features which are supported by very few Web Browsers. Yet it’s market share is very low. (Market share is very low world wide but market share is decent in Europe 20% – 25%. Mainly because Opera is based in Europe)
Now Opera claims to be the fastest browser(I take it with a pinch of salt since every other browser claims it) but not many people know it.
Is it because of bad advertisement? I haven’t come across advertisements of Firefox either. Well Firefox has a huge developer base which definitely helps it.
Another fact that makes this issue a little more complex is the fact that the mobile version of Opera Web Browser(Opera mini browser) is incredibly famous. But don’t Opera mini browser user try the desktop version of Opera too? Am still wondering why is the market share of Opera Web Browser still low?