It has been widely reported in the media that Opera Software has accepted an offer from Chinese group of internet firms, including Qihoo 360 and Kunlun to acquire the Opera mobile web browser.
But Nuno Sitima, Head of Mobile Browsers, Opera has said in a blog post that though the offer is true, it is yet to materialize ‘’this deal is yet to be finalized, as our investors have to decide whether or not they want to sell their shares’’
He gave an assurance that whatever the case may be in the future, Opera will remain the same.
“Understandably, you might be wondering how an acquisition like this would impact Opera’s mobile products. Opera has always been a key player in shaping the internet landscape, and, rest assured, we will of course continue to do so.’’
Sitima however gave a hint of a possible breakthrough in the deal as he expressed the company’s willingness to work with other big players in the industry to expand its operations.
According to Opera, “to be able to get our great technology in front of more people, we need to broaden the people we cooperate with and the technology we can use. So, what really excites us about today is the opportunity it presents for us to work so closely together with other big internet players.’’
The tech company says that, “Opera has over 350 million users, while our Chinese friends have 500 million. So, that’s a combined user group of some 800 million people – people just like you and me.’’
It will be massive if the deal pulls through as it would put Opera right up there together with the big tech giants, Sitima adds.