How many of you all are using Opera 15+?

  • So, I've been following the development of Opera 15+ fairly closely, and one thing that's been conspicuously missing in what I've read is pretty much any statistics on Opera 15+ adoption. Thus I figured I might as well start a poll here while My Opera is still open.

    The only things I've seen so far is a few posts linking to a Polish site indicating that as of October, about 80% of Polish Opera users were on Opera 12, and I was able to find some stats from Clicky (http://clicky.com/marketshare/global/web-browsers/opera/) that indicates that Opera 12 is the most popular among sites it monitors, with "Other" coming in a fair amount behind 12 and slightly ahead of 11. Opera 12.1 shows up on StatCounter (in a slow decline since last summer), but 15+ is not present there. However, I'm curious what the usage is among people here, who presumably tend to be Opera power users.

    I know there's at least one Opera 11 user on these forums, so I've included it with the Presto option.

    I'm still on 12.16 myself, waiting for 15+ to gain the features I use that make Opera unique, most prominently single-key shortcuts and the ability to set other shortcuts to what they are in Opera 12, as well as to allow non-Google default search engines and generally become more Opera-12-like.

  • StatCounter shows that in calendar week 5 2014 47% of all Opera users on the desktop platform were using Blink-based Opera, i.e. Opera 15+.

  • February 2014

    Opera 12 - 5.7%
    Yandex.Browser - 5.2% (yet another Chromium's shell just like "new Opera")
    Chropera/Opium - 3.3%

    http://www.liveinternet.ru/stat/ru/browsers.html?period=month

  • Originally posted by aj2gj:

    ... I was able to find some stats from Clicky (http://clicky.com/marketshare/global/web-browsers/opera/) that indicates that Opera 12 is the most popular among sites it monitors, with "Other" coming in a fair amount behind 12 and slightly ahead of 11. Opera 12.1 shows up on StatCounter (in a slow decline since last summer), but 15+ is not present there...

    Something's very peculiar about Clicky's stats. Their Opera chart shows an almost doubling of "Opera 11.1" share since ~Feb 7, whereas "Opera 12.1" share declines to half its ~Feb 7 level. I seriously doubt that a steady, continuous level of reversion from 12 back to 11 has been occurring over that time frame... which makes me question the validity of what else the site is reporting.

    If one looks at the Opera "other unknown" category (which may well be the various early Blink Opera versions prior to their UA string being correctly identified by sites like this), its rate of increase combined with the subsequent Opera 19.0 curve from ~Sept14 on almost matches inversely the rate of descent of "Opera 12.1". That would seem to imply that much, if not all, the Opera 12 decline in share since ~June could indeed be due to adoption/usage of Blink Opera.

    However, the site stats still remain too flaky to draw any real conclusions, if only for the reason I cited in my first paragraph.

  • Originally posted by blackbird71:

    However, the site stats still remain too flaky to draw any real conclusions, if only for the reason I cited in my first paragraph.

    Any site stats will be flaky for different reasons.
    We can tell about polls like the above the same. As flaky as they might be aren't they indicators nevertheless?

  • Originally posted by Krake:

    Originally posted by blackbird71:

    However, the site stats still remain too flaky to draw any real conclusions, if only for the reason I cited in my first paragraph.

    Any site stats will be flaky for different reasons.
    We can tell about polls like the above the same. As flaky as they might be aren't they indicators nevertheless?

    Indicators of what? It seems to me that poll statistics can be interpreted according to the presuppositions people bring to the data. To my way of thinking, it's too early to really get a grip on what these numbers really mean (if in fact they have any real meaning).

  • Originally posted by leushino:

    Originally posted by Krake:

    Any site stats will be flaky for different reasons.
    We can tell about polls like the above the same. As flaky as they might be aren't they indicators nevertheless?

    Indicators of what?

    Basically for anything. That's after all the main reason they are made for.

    Originally posted by leushino:

    To my way of thinking, it's too early to really get a grip on what these numbers really mean (if in fact they have any real meaning).

    For instance, if I would make a poll about your scale of popularity (from 0 to 10) on these forums, would the numbers have any real meaning to you?

    :cheers:

  • Originally posted by Krake:

    For instance, if I would make a poll about your scale of popularity (from 0 to 10) on these forums, would the numbers have any real meaning to you?

    :cheers:

    Nope. But I'd still be fascinated by them and probably end up with my own unique interpretation. :lol:

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