Tag Archive: Beta


New WhatsApp beta points to better search and new rules to save your data

None of these features are functional at the moment.

What you need to know The latest beta for WhatsApp contains work-in-progress code for a number of exciting new features. It includes the UI for what Advanced Search and password protection for backups will look like. There are also indications that the company is working on new rules that prevent frequently forwarded messages from being downloaded to your phone automatically.

WhatsApp is working on quite a few features  [Read More…]

How to sign up for the Resident Evil Resistance beta on PS4

Jump in and try out this new experimental multiplayer game ahead of launch.

Resident Evil Resistance is the multiplayer game bundled with Resident Evil 3. It pits four Survivors against a terrible Mastermind, who is studying their escape attemps for evil science research. While there have been closed tests with selected participants, there’s an upcoming open beta that will allow anyone interested to dive in and check it out.

The beta is expected to set to go  [Read More…]

OxygenOS Open Beta 11 rolls out for OnePlus 7/7 Pro

It’s a 189 MB download.

What you need to know OxygenOS Open Beta 11 is now rolling out to OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro phones. The update includes the March 2020 security patch. It also contains a few fixes relating to the display and the keyboard.

Just a week after the company made OxygenOS Open Beta 10 available on the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro, OnePlus is already rolling out its successor — to some users, at  [Read More…]

First OnePlus 7T/7T Pro Open Beta brings Live Caption, RAM optimizations

Sadly, the beta build does not come with the latest March security update.

What you need to know OnePlus has released the first OxygenOS Open Beta build for the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro phones. The update adds the live caption feature and brings optimized RAM management. OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro users can now download the Open Beta build from the company’s website.

When it comes to delivering consistent software updates to its phones, OnePlus is  [Read More…]

How to download the latest WhatsApp beta for Android

WhatsApp’s latest features show up in the beta app a month before they’re rolled out to the general public. If you want to be the first to try out the latest WhatsApp features, here’s how to download the WhatsApp beta app.

Products used in this guide Level up: Google Pixel 3a XL ($ 420 at Amazon) How to download the latest WhatsApp beta for Android

Usually, it takes about a month for a new feature to make its  [Read More…]

The latest Gboard beta is faster, with better support for handwriting

The keyboard now also recognizes handwriting input in Tibetan!

What you need to know Google just released a new beta for Gboard. The release focuses particularly on improving performance by reducing start-up times and latency. It also adds better support for handwriting input.

Google’s Gboard is one of the best Android keyboards out there. It’s also the default keyboard on many phones, meaning you’re most likely using it on your phone right now. And while keyboards aren’t  [Read More…]

OxygenOS Open Beta 9 brings January patch and more to OnePlus 7 Pro

The dialer also gets some one-handed improvements.

What you need to know OnePlus is rolling out a new OxygenOS beta to OnePlus 7 Pros. The update brings with it the January 2020 security patch for Android. There are also a number of fixes and optimizations, as you’d expect.

Compared to the last open beta for OxygenOS, the Open Beta 9 currently rolling out to OnePlus 7 Pros is a little less exciting. While we got a brand-new  [Read More…]

GitHub’s mobile app for Android now available in beta

A few weeks after the iOS release.

What you need to know GitHub has finally released its Android app as a beta. The firm earlier launched a corresponding iOS app with an Android app promised a few weeks ago. The new beta app is aimed at helping developers work with their teams while on the go.

GitHub has finally released its mobile app for Android, albeit as a beta. The firm initially launched this for iOS in  [Read More…]

OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro finally get a one-handed mode with OxygenOS Open Beta 8

The feature will likely soon make its way to the newer OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro phones as well.

What you need to know The latest OxygenOS Open Beta 8 build for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro adds a single-handed mode. It also includes the December security patch and a few bug fixes. We expect the new one-handed mode to make its way to at least a few other OnePlus phones soon.

In October last year,  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 Android 10 beta now available in the U.S.

For unlocked users.

What you need to know Android 10 beta with One UI 2.0 is now rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 in the U.S. for unlocked users. To sign up, it will require registering via the Samsung Members app. The update includes the latest December security patch for both models and comes in at a little under 2GB.

Samsung has been on a roll lately beta testing the latest version of  [Read More…]