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And the world’s most downloaded app is…

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opera_logo_white_400Opera Mini! That’s according to independent app store GetJar, which has announced that the Opera Mini mobile browser has been downloaded more than 25 million times from its store, making it “officially the world’s most downloaded app”.

The latest version of Opera Mini (v4.2) has received nearly 7.5 million downloads since the beginning of the year on GetJar.

“What is particularly interesting is the fact that its downloads on GetJar have been cross-platform, with consumers using Java, Android, BREW, Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices to download the popular mobile browser – showing there is more to apps than just the iPhone,” a GetJar spokeswoman told Absolute Gadget.

In other Opera-related news, the company today showed off the first release candidate for Opera 10, which can be downloaded here.

Jan Standal, vice president of Desktop Products at Opera, said the release candidate pushed the company closer to the final version of Opera 10 – which will most likely be launched on 1 September.

“We are very close to releasing the best browser in Opera’s long history and we hope everyone who has helped us test our browser thus far will put the release candidate through its paces,” said Standal.

“With everyone’s help, Opera 10 will surprise a lot of people with its speed, stability and powerful features.”