updated 04:50 pm EST, Wed March 9, 2011
GetJar kicks Opera Mini browser out for violation
The app store for virtually all smartphone platforms that is GetJar on Wednesday announced it has rejected the Opera Mini web browser from its offerings. Citing a competitive conflict, GetJar CMO Patrick Mork, explained that Opera Mini has an app store embedded in its browser. This was after the company posted a tweet that stated Opera Mini violated GetJar's terms and conditions.
GetJAr is quick to point users to other browsers, including Bolt, UCweb, Dolphin, Layar or Sqauce. The Opera Mobile Store offers apps for all main mobile platforms other than Apple's iOS. It has 140,000 apps from its Monday launch, and offers a way for developers to add more. GetJar has a very similar amount of apps on offer, including games, creating a direct conflict. Opera had 30 million downloads from the GetJar store since its launch.
Mork also said GetJar spent "many months" negotiating with Opera to help and keep the browser on its store. He concluded by saying he hopes to resolve the situation in the future. [via MocoNews]