Tag Archive: Beta


How to set up the Steam Link beta on Android

This app is way more versatile than it appears at first.

If like me you have been looking for a good reason to own an Android tablet, Valve may have given us the perfect excuse. Steam Link has been available as a small device for your TV for quite some time now and did the job of allowing you to stream your games to the biggest screen in your house admirably but it didn’t allow for much  [Read More…]

Everything that’s new in the OxygenOS Open Beta

Wondering what’s new in the latest Open Beta? You’re in the right place.

There are a lot of reasons to like OnePlus phones, but one aspect that’s remained since the beginning is the excellent software experience they offer. All OnePlus phones now run OxygenOS, and if you want to test out new software features before anyone else, you can sign up for the OxygenOS Open Beta.

OnePlus updates the Open Beta quite frequently, with each new version  [Read More…]

Android P Beta for OnePlus 6 now available for download

The OnePlus 6 hasn’t started shipping out yet, but the company is already offering the Android P Beta for the device for download.

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OnePlus 5/5T OxygenOS beta adds May security patch, group MMS, and more

The update’s making its way to the phones right now.

OnePlus’s OxygenOS Open Beta program is a great way to try out new features before everyone else, and today the company released versions 10 and 8 for the OnePlus 5 and 5T, respectively.

There’s a fair amount to unpack with this latest update, with one of the most notable additions being the May security patch. Having a secure Android phone is essential, and it’s always reassuring to  [Read More…]

Could Android P’s beta expansion lead to more phones with ‘Pixel’ Android?

I’d love to see an even longer list of supported devices with Android P’s official release.

Remember a few years back, when certain phone manufacturers participated in this little thing called the Google Play Edition program? If you loved the hardware on phones like the Galaxy S4 or the HTC One but couldn’t stand the customized software, this was a perfect solution — Google Play Edition phones came with stock Android software, give or take a few minor  [Read More…]

Android P Beta hands-on: The best and worst features

24 hours with Google’s latest Android build.

Android P has been available as a Developer Preview for weeks, but that was basically just Oreo with back-end API changes. At Google I/O 2018 we got the first proper beta release, which includes all sorts of visual changes and new features that better represent what we’ll actually see when Android P is released.

The OTA update hit my Pixel 2 XL after signing up for the Beta Program, and  [Read More…]

How to install Android P Beta on the Nokia 7 Plus

With Android P, Google is expanding the beta program to non-Pixel devices.

One of the more interesting announcements to come out of Google I/O 2018 was the fact that the Android P Beta would be making its way to third-party phones. Aside from the Pixels, seven phones from the likes of Nokia, Xiaomi, and Sony are eligible to install the beta build, making it the largest expansion to the Android beta program following its inception a few  [Read More…]

Here are the devices that support the Android P Beta Program

Google has opened the new beta program for Android P. Not only will you be able to download this on your Pixel, but there are some non-Google devices joining the program.

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Android P beta program is up and running

Pixel and Pixel 2 owners can jump in and join the party today.

We saw an early developer preview of Android P just a short while ago, and now the Android Beta program is back and in full swing.

Open for Pixel phones — including first generation Pixel and Pixel XL devices — you can try the next version of Android with just a click instead of unlocking bootloaders and flashing things and the headaches that can  [Read More…]

Motorola’s new Beta Experiences program will let you test new Moto features before they’re public

Motorola is taking app development more seriously.

When you think of Motorola’s phones, you think more about the hardware than the software — not because the latter is bad, but because it’s pretty sparse, yielding to Google’s idea of what Android should be. But there are a few differentiating features, like Moto Voice and Display, that are tucked neatly into the Moto app pre-installed on every phone.

In Sao Paolo, Brazil this week, during the launch of  [Read More…]