Today, we launched a new Opera Mini for Android devices 2.3 and higher, with a native look and feel, tailor-made for Android.


To help you quickly jump in to your new Opera Mini browser, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the switchover.

How do I upgrade my Opera Mini browser?

To get your hands on your brand new Opera Mini, head on to Google Play Store.

If you wait, you’ll start to see some messages asking you to upgrade while you browse, so we think it’s best you jump straight in to make sure you get the best browsing experience!

What will happen to all my saved data?

So long as you’re using the most recent version of Opera Mini (7.6.5), all your data will be migrated into the new version after start up. Easy peasy.

You can see which version you have by scrolling to the bottom of the settings menu. If you upgrade from an older version, you risk losing some of your data. So, be sure to check!

I accidentally upgraded from an older version of Opera Mini and all my saved data is missing! What can I do?

Fear not! All is not lost. To retrieve your data, go to your Google Play app and tap My Installed Apps. There you will see you still have access to the original Opera Mini you were using. You should be prompted to upgrade to the latest version. Once you have done so, you will be able to switch over to the new Opera Mini where you will be asked to migrate all your saved data.

I’m using Opera Mini beta, how do I upgrade to the stable version?

At some point your device should notify you that you can upgrade the app or, better yet, you can jump right in through the app store or download Opera Mini directly from Opera.

What if I don’t want to use this new version? What if my device doesn’t support it?

No worries, you can still download previous versions. Those running Android versions 2.2 and lower can still download the previous version of Opera Mini. Although the older versions won’t be actively developed, we’ll keep making sure they are secure to use for you.

Of course, if you can upgrade to the latest version, you should check it out! We think it’s pretty neat and the best way to make sure you’re getting the best browsing experience.

How can I get the most out of using my Opera Mini?

Read more about Opera Mini in this handy little FAQ. Of course, if you still have questions, you can drop by the Opera forums or say hello on Facebook and Twitter. And, as always, let us know what you think!

A big thanks to the thousands of Opera Mini beta users who have been testing the browser with us and helping us make it even better 🙂

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  • Cristian Otegui

    Ópera se renueva todo los días. Ópera Mini es excelente para equipos que no pueden soportar ni el mismísimo Ópera Browser.

  • Wil Bremers

    What should I use? Opera Mini or Opera on my tablet Nexus 7?
    Why is there no comparison page of your 2 browsers?

    • Gustav Ekner

      You should use Opera if you are on a fast network, or if you are on a network that’s a bit slow (then you can turn on off-road). But if you are on a really slow network, or want to save a lot of data, then you can use Opera mini (With a risk of sites that looks strange).

      • Wil Bremers

        Thanks for your answer 🙂
        Indeed Opera is better with copy and paste of Urls in the text.

      • eliotime3000

        Or, if your smartphone is elder enought to install Opera for Android.

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  • 01101

    I like it but It needs an option to disable url suggestions and it should be disabled in private browsing (why does Google have to know every url we visit?).
    Also the “clear browsing data” options are not remembered for some reason.
    A night mode with inverted colors would be great

  • Jorton

    Font Data Calculation problem stops me using the NEW Opera mini.

    • Jorton

      My cell phone is Amazon’s fire phone.

  • eliotime3000

    I’m using my flashed Samsung Galaxy Mini with Opera Mini 8, and is AWESOME!

  • George W. Bush Mister. Danger

    hello my samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1 not works opera mini your app has much lags and force close the app

    • Ruth_opera

      Hi there, is this still happening for you? We’ve implemented some crash fixes. Let me know 🙂 /Ruth

  • welfore

    Can we have an “x” for every tab not just the one that is focused? I’m used to that from chrome

    • Ruth_opera

      Sorry for the delayed reply 😛 thanks for your feedback, I’ll pass it on /Ruth

  • Zoran

    Is it possible to have 3×3 speed dial, with bigger thumbnails?

  • Ashish

    My old opera mini bookmarks n speedial tabs are not syncing with new version