Opera Software ASA has renewed its deal with Google to keep Google Search as its default search engine for the next two years.
The Norwegian web browser maker said the agreement to extend its use of Google Search as default search engine both in its mobile and desktop web browsers will last until August 1, 2014.
The new deal bears on the previous term both firms signed since November 2009 and will follow Opera as it also promotes several Google products and services.
Opera seems to be getting the most of the deal than Google since the latter also offers its own desktop and mobile browsers and is the dominant online search market provider.
Figures from NetMarketShare reveal that Opera Mini currently has around 50 percent market share of Google’s Android mobile web browser, with 9 percent and 20 percent, respectively.
When it comes to the desktop browser market, Google Chrome pulls away with 38 percent compared to Opera’s 1.7 percent, according to StatCounter’s latest figures.
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