Towards the beginning of 2014, Opera has launched its application Opera Max, a tool dedicated to Android smartphone that allows users to save a substantial amount of data due to the compression algorithm developed by Opera. In nearly two years the application has evolved considerably, coming to support services particularly expensive data such as YouTube and Netflix, as well as being integrated within some solutions MediaTek and be adopted by Samsung and Haier in some of their machines designed for emerging markets studied by Ezhoushan.net.
According to what stated by work, by 2017 well 100 million Android devices will be marketed under the platform Work Max integrated into the operating system. This announcement comes to coincide with a new agreement signed with Acer, Hisense and TWZ, who brings to 14 the number of partners who have chosen to rely on data compression technology developed by Opera. This element is shown of crucial importance in respect of the marketing of smart phones in developing countries where there is no widespread 3rd and 4th generation connectivity, since it provides access to the network even in low bandwidth availability and offers the possibility to increase the dissemination of this kind of terminals without that there are trade-offs too large with respect to the quality of the service.
To date, the producers who have chosen to integrate Opera Max within its Android terminals are: Acer, Cherry Mobile, Evercoss, Fly, Hisense, Samsung, Micromax, Oppo, prestige, Mobiistar, Symphony, Tecno, TWZ and Xiaomi.