Opera Mediaworks News

Mobile first, but app second. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The fastest-growing mobile phone markets barely use apps

Africa and Asia, the two fastest growing mobile markets, aren’t very big on apps. The overwhelming majority of mobile internet activity in the regions is spent on web pages, according to a report released on July 28 by Opera Mediaworks.

Africa’s smartphone market is on the rise as affordable handsets spur growth. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)

Africa's smartphone market is on the rise as affordable handsets spur growth (Infographic)

As Africa closes in on 1 billion mobile subscriptions, affordable smartphones are contributing significantly in bringing more people online across the continent.

Norway's Opera acquires South African mobile ad network AdVine

Norway's Opera acquires South African mobile ad network AdVine

Opera — the Norway-based company that develops data-compressed web browsers, app storefronts, and other cloud-based services for mobile and other platforms — has made another acquisition to build out Mediaworks, its mobile advertising subsidiary.