Tag Archive: Beta


How to join the Android 9 Pie and One UI Beta Program on the Galaxy S9

Samsung has finally announced its plans to update the Galaxy S9 and S9+ to Android 9 Pie, including a new and enhanced One UI interface design. The official release isn’t coming until 2019, but eager testers willing to put up with some issues and instability can use the now software by signing up for the One UI Beta Program. This is how you do it.

Products used in this guide Amazon: Samsung Galaxy S9 ($ 630) Amazon: Samsung  [Read More…]

How to install Android Pie-based OxygenOS Open Beta on the OnePlus 6

Be the first to try out all the new features coming to OxygenOS.

OnePlus mentioned at the start of the year that it would do a better job rolling out updates, and that’s exactly what it’s doing. The company has kicked off the Android Pie-based OxygenOS open beta for the OnePlus 6, so if you’re interested in taking a look at all the new features coming to OxygenOS, here’s how you can get on the beta channel.

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Microsoft brings Translator smarts to SwiftKey Beta for Android

SwiftKey’s toolbar is getting some translation juice with its latest update.

If SwiftKey is your keyboard of choice on Android, you’ll soon be able to tap the toolbar for quick access to translations. The latest update to the SwiftKey Beta brings integration with Microsoft’s Translator service, putting the ability to translate between a number of languages a tap away (via Neowin).

The translation tool lives in SwiftKey’s toolbar, and it allows you to choose both the source  [Read More…]

Huawei unveils EMUI 9 based on Android 9 Pie, beta applications start today

Pie on your P20.

The Huawei Mate 20 is launching in just over a month, and following on from yesterday’s Kirin 980 SoC announcement, we’ve just had our first glimpse of the software that’ll run on the new handset.

EMUI 9.0 is based upon Android 9 Pie, and brings improved performance, faster gaming, a streamlined UI, digital wellbeing features and visual improvements.

EMUI 9 beta screenshots

The new UI sees Huawei building upon the  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher beta update cleans up the feed, lets Cortana read texts

A sleeker look and text-to-speech for messages are tagging along in the latest beta update.

Microsoft Launcher beta testers are getting their hands on a fresh set of new features with the Android app’s latest update. Ticking up to version 4.13, today’s update includes a couple of major highlights and some smaller tweaks, including a cleaner feed and Cortana dictation for incoming texts.

The most visually striking tweaks are to the Launcher Feed, which will no longer  [Read More…]

Microsoft Edge beta for Android rolls out breaking news alerts and more

Edge for Android is keeping pace with its iOS counterpart, adding breaking news alerts, annotations for books, and more.

Just a day after rolling out to the Microsoft Edge beta for iOS, Microsoft is shipping a few new features to beta testers on Android as well. The highlights of this release include breaking news alerts, the ability to check out annotations you’ve made in books, and more.

If you’re using Edge as your Android browser of choice,  [Read More…]

Fortnite Android Beta begins rolling out for supported Android devices

Well, that didn’t last long. After a rumored 30-day exclusivity period and a confirmed “few day exclusive” comment from Samsung, the Fortnite Android Beta has officially begun rolling out for Android devices. I just got my invite to download on my OnePlus a couple hours ago, confirmed by two Scott and Andrew on their respective devices.

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Here’s how to download the Fortnite Beta on your Galaxy device

The wait is over: Fortnite is finally available on Android.

Hopefully you’ve been smart enough to ignore all the spam and clickbait out there for supposed Fortnite Beta APKs that have been floating out there, because the real Fortnite Beta is finally here.

Samsung has partnered with Epic Games to make the Fortnite Beta exclusive to Samsung Galaxy devices until August 12. Since Epic Games decided not to launch the game through the Google Play Store, Samsung  [Read More…]

Steam Link Beta: A cool concept with limited use cases

Steam Link lets you play PC games on your phone, and it works surprisingly well!

The Steam Link mobile app is like a dream concept for anyone who’s ever thought how neat it would be to play PC games on your phone. In an age of gamer phones and the Nintendo Switch offering outstanding options for gaming on the go, whatever clear distinction there was between “gaming” and “mobile gaming” is disappearing fast.

Valve’s contribution with the  [Read More…]

Plex podcasts feature is now out of beta with Android Auto support

If you’re not already a user of the media juggernaut app Plex, then you just got one more reason to start. After two short months in beta, Plex has now officially added podcast support to the app with support for Android Auto. Not only that but one of the most important features of a podcast app is support for offline files and Plex has that too.

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