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Opera selected as default browser for Microsoft Android phones

This morning, Microsoft released their first Android phone, the Nokia X2. Now, BetaNews alerts us that because Microsoft has not ported Internet Explorer to Android it has chosen to make Opera the default browser for the Nokia X2.
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June 24, 2014
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This morning, Microsoft released their first Android phone, the Nokia X2. Now, BetaNews alerts us that because Microsoft has not ported Internet Explorer to Android it has chosen to make Opera the default browser for the Nokia X2.

“Our companies have enjoyed a long history together, and this represents a huge step forward for both of the companies. We have worked closely with the Microsoft Devices Group on this project, to make sure the users of Nokia X affordable smartphones can have the best web browsing experience right out of the box”. – Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software

The Opera browser, available free to download from Nokia Store, has been available for all Nokia X customers since the family launched in February this year.

Opera for Android features:

  • Opera Turbo, a cost and time-saving feature that compresses data before it reaches the user’s mobile device.
  • Discover feature, a novel way of finding content that users find interesting.
  • Speed Dial lets users keep better track of sites they find interesting.