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Opera Mini android - intrusive ads

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    Hello, my name is John and I am from Brazil.

    I use Opera Mini for android. Did you start showing pop-up ads on opera mini? I am asking, because I was surfing on internet when a fullscreen pop-up (powered by Facebook’s Audience Network, Opera Mini partner) covered the entire page.
    https://i.imgur.com/0WswIYc.jpg and https://i.imgur.com/NvX0X0K.jpg

    This kind of strategy is killing the good experience that we, users, had in using the Opera Mini.

    Krystian Kolondra, engineer who heads the division of Opera for computers, said on March 10, 2016: "It’s 2016, and we believe it’s time for ads to be lighter and faster. There’s the IAB L.E.A.N. initiative for better ads but where are the better ads themselves? Instead, we see a primer on how to convince users to disable adblocking. It’s a good step, but what if ads could be better, less intrusive and not slow down the browsing so significantly?"
    https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2016/03/native-ad-blocking-feature-opera-for-computers/

    I'm really disappointed with Opera team, even more because you fight so hard against intrusive ads. But it seems to me that you only fight against intrusive ads from others. When ads are provided by Opera Software, then it's okay.

    After having a very bad experience with Opera Mini today, I started searching on Google and I discovered that Opera Mini also has a new type of intrusive ad: It started putting ads on the lockscreen of the smartphone. http://www.techweez.com/2017/10/06/disable-opera-mini-lockscreen-ads/

    Seriously, when are you going to stop? You do not have the market share monopoly. On the desktop, you are behind Chrome, Firefox and Edge. On mobile you are behind Chrome, Safari, UC Browser and Firefox. You have to be better than your competitors to win the market. Do not ruin ALL the user experience when using your application.

    Have a nice day.

    Best Regards,
    John Michael.

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