Facebook to enter the browser race
According to the latest talks, Facebook is planning to buy the opera software, the browser maker, which claims to have about 200 million users. For a few months now, it has been reported that Facebook is planning to launch its own web-browser to increase its users in mobile phones and tablets. Investors are now watching Facebook keenly as it may fluctuate the market.
According to one of the trusted sources of pocket-lint, the tech-blog, the networking giant might take on the likes of Google, Apple, Mozilla and Yahoo. This takeover is very much essential for Facebook since it wants to generate revenue from its mobile users which so-far has seemed pretty difficult.
The opera browser is available in desktops, mobile phones and a wide range of other devices. According to a report released last week, Google chrome by Google is now the world’s most used search engine, seconded by the internet explorer of Microsoft, followed by Firefox of Mozilla and Safari of Apple.
Now that Facebook has entered the browser race, with the number of its networking users, it might even overtake Google chrome, one of the most used software. If this is to be true, then Facebook will become the most used browser from the most visited site, not to mention the short term achievements and growth of Google chrome, but with only a limited number of users in Google’s networking counterpart Google+.
Another report by the next web claimed that the opera has been looking for genuine buyers of their company, since they are not interested in expanding their bases or bringing about growth. According to pocket-lint, “a Facebook browser would allow you keep up to date with your social life from in-built plug-ins and features on the menu bar.”
But neither Facebook nor opera have commented on this, and hence, their agreement, if existed, is not made public by them. so, in a short time, we may expect Facebook to launch its web-browser and see the social networking giant compete with Google and Mozilla.