So recently, especially after the Indian government blocked the usage of 59 Chinese mobile apps, the background check for each and every apps before downloading is getting increased. People have become really cautious regarding the download of any app. If the app happens to be of Chinese origin it is not downloaded.
Indians have been very suspicious about the Opera Mini browser. Questions are being raised regarding the country origin of the Opera Mini browser. So let’s look into the matter of whether Opera Mini is really a Chinese app?
Opera Mini country origin & country name
Opera Mini was founded way back in 1995 in Norway. Initially, a beta version was made available in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. So the country in which Opera Mini was founded and still continues to run is in Norway. The only link between Opera Mini and China is that the company has 80% of the investment from Chinese companies such as Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. Ltd & Qifei International Development Co. Limited.
Both these companies own 80% shares in Norweigan company Opera, which happens to develop Softwares such as Opera Mini, Opera Mobile.
Final conclusion – Is Opera Mini a Chinese app?
So speaking from the operations point of view, Opera Mini is a Norway-based company where most of its offices are located. Speaking from controlling authority, Opera Mini can be controlled by Chinese investors as they own nearly 80% of the shares. The tech companies country origin is determined from the place where operations are conducted and not by the companies investing it. So the Opera Mini app belongs to Norway.
More about Opera Mini
Opera Mini is a web browser that is widely used in Android. Opera Mini also developed the browsers for Windows 10, Windows 8.1 phone, Blackberry, Symbian, and Bada which are no longer under active development. Launched in the year 2005, Opera Mini still continues to be on the top 10 most used browsers in the world. Opera Mini is, as of now available in 90+ languages.