Opera Software is aggressively getting embedded in handset devices in Asia as it realises the importance of mobile web browsers.

Opera announced today that it has entered into seven new partnerships in India with Micromax, Videocon, Spice, MoMagic Technologies, Wynncom, Lemon Mobiles and iBall.

Opera said that these OEMs will preinstall Opera Mini as an exclusive, third-party mobile browser across their upcoming Android devices.

Opera also said that it has strengthened its position in the South Asia region by signing two more similar OEM partnerships with market leaders Symphony Mobile in Bangladesh and Colors Mobile in Nepal.

"India is home to the largest number of Opera Mini users in the world," said Sunil Kamath, Vice President for South Asia, Opera Software. "Partnering with local OEMs in India and neighboring countries is part of our growth strategy to take Opera Mini's user numbers in the region from strength to strength. Since the beginning of this year, more than 100 Android devices with Opera Mini preinstalled on them have been launched in India, Bangladesh and Nepal."