Originally posted by rafaelluik:
Originally posted by Raven:
If they did it to increase market share, they're clearly failing:
See browser statistics by version: Opera 12.1x is holding its ground with only about 1/5th of users having switched to the Chromium-based versions.
The same is corroborated by Sitepoint's Craig Buckler's analysis of StatCounter numbers:
The Blink editions of Opera (version 15+) account for 0.2% of the market — or 18% of the browser’s user-base. Opera users normally upgrade quickly so it seems not everyone is convinced by the new version.
Sorry, but how can you be so dumb?
How do you want to compare the adoption of a browser version delivered via auto-update and one which there's no notice it's available?
Check this for real numbers:
About half of the Opera desktop users are on 15+ by now.
(Note: there's no way to know how many are upgrading from a prior version and how many are new users.)
First, please stop the insults! I would have expected better from someone like you, Rafael.
Second, are you really preferring some unsubstantiated numbers thrown around by marketing to real-world statistics?
Third, the numbers may be flawed, but seem consistent. Opera <=12.x has always been a bit underreported, but the numbers on these statistics (pre O15) look about right. Then, they really differentiate between 12.x and 15+ which contradicts the typical "they don't care about details" argument.
Opera 15+ is the one version offered on the Opera homepage when you want to download the desktop browser. This means, every new user (at which the whole move-to-blink was targeted) will be offered the new version only. Still, it doesn't seem to get any traction.
Rather, the overall number of Opera users stays about the same with only some of them switching to the new version.