What is Next?
By Anna RohlederAnnaMetro. Wednesday, August 15, 2012 9:32:13 AM
Lately we've been hearing from some of you who have multiple versions of Opera installed on your phones. Often at least one of these versions is Opera Mini Next. If you're not sure which one is better to use, we can explain a bit more about the difference between the regular version of Opera Mini and Opera Mini Next.
We use the "Next" versions to try out features that are being considered for a future version of Opera, but aren't final or "fully baked" yet. That means that while Opera Mini Next looks the same if you install it on your phone, it might behave differently from the finished version. In particular, it might be less stable, and prone to problems like freezing and crashing.
Why do we have Opera Mini Next?
For most people, it's better to just use the full, final and finished version of Opera. But the reason we make Opera Mini Next available is to get feedback from our advanced users, on our work in progress. If you are one of those folks, you can provide your input via the Bug Report Wizard or through our forums.
How can you check which version of Opera Mini you're using?
From the main Opera menu (select the red O), choose Help, and then About Opera. If you are on the normal version, it will say Opera Mini. If you're on Next, it will say that, as shown in the photo.
When in doubt, keep it simple and just use the regular version of Opera. You really only need one!