Microsoft and Opera have signed an agreement that makes Opera Mobile store to replace Nokia store as the default app store on Nokia Symbian, Nokia X range of smartphones and Nokia feature phones. Starting in the first quarter of 2015, Nokia Store on Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Asha and Nokia X devices will redirect to Opera Mobile store.
Beginning in the first quarter of 2015, people who access Nokia Store from Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Asha and Nokia X devices will be automatically redirected to Opera Mobile Store, where they will be offered the opportunity to become customers of Opera Mobile Store and have access to tens of thousands of apps for their Nokia phones.
The press release from Opera also mentions that Nokia store to Opera store transition completes in the first half of 2015, at which point Nokia Store will be closed.
The transition to Opera Mobile Store will enable millions of people who use classic Nokia phones to continue to have a trusted source for apps, games and content. The process of migrating customers from Nokia Store to Opera Mobile Store is expected to be complete in the first half of 2015, at which point Nokia Store will be closed.
Opera store will become 3rd largest app store in terms of downloads when this transition of customers from Nokia store to Opera Mobile store is completed.
When the transition of customers from the Nokia Store to the Opera Mobile Store is complete, Opera is positioned to become the third largest app store in terms of downloads.
With close to 300,000 apps and games available in the store today, and millions of downloads each day, the Opera Mobile Store has a wide reach for developers looking to distribute apps.