Tag Archive: Beta


All of Microsoft’s Android beta programs, and how to sign up

Microsoft has a plethora of apps on Android, and you can test early features on many of them by being a beta tester.

While becoming a Microsoft mobile beta tester is generally simple, it can require a different process depending on the platform you’re on and can also vary from app to app. Android has a few different ways to become a beta tester.

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Microsoft To-Do beta adds file attachments on iOS, Android, and Windows

Your prayers have been answered.

Microsoft this week has pushed out an update for To-Do beta testers, bringing the highly requested ability to attach files to your tasks. The features is available with the latest updates to the Microsoft To-Do preview on iOS and Android, along with Insiders on Windows 10.

The highlight feature allows you to attach any file or photo to a task, up to 25MB in size. The only limitation, for now at least,  [Read More…]

Android 9 Pie beta with One UI is rolling out to some unlocked Note 9s

Note 9 users can get a taste of Samsung’s upcoming interface redesign.

If you own a Galaxy Note 9 and you’ve been envious of your S9-touting friends who have been running the Samsung One UI beta, then today’s your day; Note 9 users in Germany, India, and the United States can start downloading the beta today.

To receive the firmware update, you’ll need to have registered for the beta program through the Samsung+ app on an unlocked  [Read More…]

Action Launcher v38 Beta is here and it brought presents for everybody!

Action Launcher is proof that you really can have it all.

Some launchers are made to be quick. Some launchers are made to be adaptable. Some launchers are made to be smart. Then there are some launchers that try to do it all, and they usually fail. Action Launcher, however, is the rare instance of a home screen launcher that is as quick as it is cunning, and white it does have limits, there’s no doubt that  [Read More…]

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…]