updated 02:15 pm EDT, Thu March 31, 2011
Conflict appears to be resolved
The Opera Mini browser has finally returned to smartphone app store GetJar, after several weeks of absence due to a competitive conflict. The reason for GetJar's turnaround remains unclear, although the company originally cited the embedded app store in Opera Mini as a violation of its terms of service and the primary reason for rejection.
“Opera Mini has been a great partner and one of our top apps for many years and our users will be happy to have a bigger and better version of Opera Mini back in our store,” said GetJar CMO Patrick Mork in a blog post, though he did not delve into specifics.
The Opera app portal provides access to over 140,000 titles for most mobile platforms, aside from iOS, while GetJar offers a similar range of content. Mork initially claimed to have spent months attempting to resolve the conflict, though the company eventually decided to pull Opera Mini.