Sony Gives Rose to Opera Software for Browser Integration

Paul Lilly

In the battle for browser market market share, Opera Software can claim victory in a skirmish to land a contract with Sony. As a result, Sony will shove the Opera browser into its Internet-connected Bravia televisions and Blu-ray disc players, the Swedish browser maker announced .

"The Web as we know it is evolving, and we are committed to making it more accessible across diverse devices," said Christen Krogh, Chief Development Officer, Opera Software. "Our ability to address key hybrid broadcast-broadband initiatives in numerous markets makes us a natural fit with Sony. By delivering both a global viewpoint and the necessary technology, we are able to stay on the cutting edge of the industry."

Opera talked up its SDK in the announcement, calling it a "robust, open platform" that's highly customizable and ideal for this sort of thing. The platform will allow for developers to create related apps and widgets.

The Opera browser is already used by Nintendo on its gaming consoles, and Opera's mobile browser remains a popular download. Nevertheless, the combined market share for Opera and Opera Mini sits at less than 3.5 percent, according to NetMarketShare.

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