Tag Archive: Beta


HQ Trivia Android app finally exits beta

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.

After becoming a worldwide phenomenon on iOS, HQ Trivia launched on Android as a limited beta last Christmas. The beta was then opened up to anyone that wanted to give HQ a shot on December 31, and just about two months later, HQ Trivia’s Android app is leaving the beta stage for good.

HQ Trivia is now sitting at v1.2.1 on the Play Store, and while there aren’t any big changes  [Read More…]

Essential Phone users can now join the Oreo beta with a simple OTA update

Sideloading is still an option, but why would you want to bother with that?

Although we’re still waiting for the Essential Phone to get a public Oreo update, the company’s been running an Oreo beta since November. The process for getting the beta isn’t the simplest around, but Essential is now making it much easier to sign up and join.

Up until now, if you’ve wanted to sign up for the beta to get Oreo on the  [Read More…]

Essential Phone gets 8.1 Oreo beta with fix for jittery scrolling

Available as an OTA update for previous beta testers.

The Essential Phone‘s received a heap of updates since its release, and following up on its word, Essential is now releasing the Android 8.1 Oreo update in the form of a beta. Previous beta testers for 8.0 Oreo will get an over-the-air update to 8.1, and if you’re not currently enrolled, Essential will add a link to sideload the new software on its website.

So, what’s new with  [Read More…]

ZTE opens up Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for the Axon 7 users in the US

Back in December, ZTE announced it was working on the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its highly acclaimed Axon 7 smartphone. Fast forward a few months later and the Chinese company today announced it has opened the Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for Axon 7 users in the US. You can join the beta program […]

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WhatsApp beta testers can now send payments in India

Similar to other payment solutions, WhatsApp uses UPI for sending and receiving money.

For almost a year at this point, we’ve known that WhatsApp has been toying with the idea of adding a peer-to-peer payment service for its users in India. A move like this makes sense for the company, and according to some users of the WhatsApp beta, this functionality is now starting to become available.

To start making using this new feature, you should see  [Read More…]

Google Maps Go (beta) makes it to the US

Google announced Android Go – a light-weight version of Android 8.1 Oreo, designed to run on lower-end devices with 1GB and 512MB of RAM – back in December 2017. Subsequently, the search giant also announced the intention of rolling out a number of “Go-style” Google apps, made to work on lower-end hardware. These are essentially […]

OnePlus 5/5T Open Beta removes Clipboard app, adds iPhone X-like gestures

R.I.P Clipboard 💀

The OnePlus 5 and 5T are receiving their second OxygenOS Open Beta update this month, and while there are a few added features and bug fixes, OnePlus is also removing something that it just added a couple weeks ago – its Clipboard app.

A new Clipboard function was added to the OnePlus 5/5T with an OxygenOS Open Beta on January 16, and it introduced a pop-up window that appeared whenever copying text on the  [Read More…]

Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 ends, public build coming soon

The final Oreo build is just around the corner.

Ever since early November, Samsung’s been running a beta of Android Oreo on the Galaxy S8 to test out new features and squash early bugs ahead of a public release. A leaked non-beta build from earlier this month suggested that Oreo would soon be available for the general public, and now it’s been confirmed that the Oreo beta will end on January 26.

Samsung’s started sending out notices  [Read More…]

Nokia 8 gets Android 8.1 Oreo beta

Just a couple months after the Nokia 8 got a public build of Android 8.0, HMD Global is already releasing a beta for 8.1.

In the world of Android OEMs and releasing fast software updates, HMD Global has been one of the top performers with its Nokia handsets. Just two months after releasing a public build of Android 8.0 Oreo for the Nokia 8, the company is already pushing out a beta for the newer Android 8.1.

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How to install the OxygenOS Open Beta on your OnePlus phone

OxygenOS beta builds let you test-drive the latest features before they’re released to the public.

OnePlus has steadily added features to OxygenOS over the years, making it one of the best manufacturer skins around. The simplicity of OxygenOS combined with its extensibility allows both normal users and enthusiasts alike to the platform.

OnePlus rolls out a steady stream of updates to its devices, but if you’re looking to get an early look at the features that are  [Read More…]