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Ye, doubt that's going to last long being owned by a Chinese company.
Hmm I bet the Chinese are more interested in all the data they going to get through Opera Mini since it works differently from other browsers..
Security firm Qihoo 360 are purchasing the assets for $600 million (R8.6 billion), while Opera will keep its consumer division, including Opera Apps & Games and Opera TV.
In the summer of 2012, Qihoo 360 entered the smartphone market by launching the Battleship phone together with Haier, the large Chinese consumer electronics company. Qihoo 360 said that Haier will provide the hardware while Qihoo 360 will focus on customising the software, albeit the main operating system will be Android. Qihoo 360 received over 220,000 pre-orders for the phone the first day.
Later in 2012, Qihoo 360 entered the search market by launching so.com, thereby directly competing with Baidu, the dominant search engine in China. Qihoo has seen its share of unique visitors quickly grow to 10.52%. "Sōu" (搜) in Chinese means "search".
Most recently, Qihoo 360 has struck deals with major technology companies Google and Nokia for search and mobile phone partnerships, respectively.
On July 18, 2013, Qihoo launched its new search engine leidian.com, which aimed at increasing its presence in the mobile market.
In early 2015, Qihoo rebranded its so.com search engine to redirect to haosou.com. "Hao" in Chinese means good; Haosou directly translated to English means "good search engine".
Qihoo has been described by Forbes as a confrontational and litigious company due to its involvement in various anti-competition lawsuits.
The company was involved in lawsuits with Tencent, starting with the 360 v. Tencent dispute, as well as other companies such as Baidu, Emiage, Sogou.
The company has been accused by Anonymous of overstating the volume of traffic to its site in order to attract advertisers.
The AV testing companies, AV-Comparatives of Austria, Germany’s AV-Test and Virus Bulletin of the UK have accused Qihoo of providing for testing its anti-virus equipped with a Bitdefender engine, while the consumer version uses Qihoo’s own QVM engine., 
Opera is actually a nice browser. It was the first multi tab browser I used. It's not the same as when it first came out and it uses the same engine as Chrome, although I have come across 1 or 2 sites that don't work exactly like they should that work fine in Chrome.
Will have to check out Vivaldi, made by some guy(s) that were at Opera. Or just stay on the current version as long as I can.
Make the change. It's much closer to the pre-Chrome Opera in terms of functionality (which is the point of it).
In Russia it is popular browser on mobile for at least two reasons: