Tag Archives: Beta

Google’s Focus mode is out of beta on Android 10 and has arrived on Android 9 Pie phones

Focus mode, one of Google’s many features aimed at keeping you from distracting yourself on your phone, is out of beta in Android 10. It actually debuted as a beta within the existing Digital Wellbeing feature when Android 10 launched earlier this year, so no additional downloads are necessary to try it out. Additionally, Focus mode is now… Read More »

Android Q gestures are still in flux, even in today’s new beta release

Google has released Beta 5 for Android Q today, and the big change is a confirmation of what we’d already suspected: a tweak to how the back gesture will work. The back gesture will now work differently depending on what app you’re in, and Google has finally landed on what it thinks the gesture should be to invoke the Google… Read More »

Pixel 3a won’t get security patch updates or Android Q beta access until June

Google wowed us last week with the launch of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL phones at Google I/O 2019. Part of the reason these two new phones are so intriguing is the fact that you’ll have the latest software directly from Google for an affordable price. However, directly after launch, we’re already finding that the Pixel 3a and… Read More »

Android Q beta will roll out to more smartphones than Android Pie beta

The Android Q beta will be rolled out to even more smartphones compared to the Android Pie beta, thanks to Google’s Project Treble. At the I/O developer conference last year, Google made the surprising announcement that the beta for Android Pie, known only as Android P at the time, would be made available on several devices from other manufacturers. Previously,… Read More »

WhatsApp Business for iPhone Launched in Beta for Small Businesses: Report

The beta version of “WhatsApp Business” — a free-to-download communication tool specifically designed for small businesses — has been made available for iPhone users. “After the launch of the official WhatsApp Business for Android, which is a compatible version for iOSand a lot of users had asked, today it is finally available in beta,” WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests… Read More »

Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro Launch Date Set for October 16; EMUI 9.0 Beta Programme Kicked Off

Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will come with the newly launched Kirin 980 SoC HIGHLIGHTS Huawei has confirmed the launch of the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro The launch event is scheduled for October 16 Meanwhile, EMUI 9.0 has been announced and is available on beta After some initial rumours, Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are now officially… Read More »

Nokia 7 Plus Users Get Android P Beta 2, ARCore Support Introduced

At I/O 2018, Google had announced that it would make Android P Developer Previews available to various smartphones this year. Staying true to its promise, the Nokia 7 Plus is now getting the Android P Developer Preview 3 aka Android P Beta 2 release. The Android P Beta 2 software build is available for manual download and install for all Nokia 7 Plus users, and the… Read More »

Everything new in iOS 12 beta 2 for iPhone and iPad

Apple seeded beta 2 just two weeks after iOS 12 debuted onstage at WWDC 2018. This major update for iPhone and iPad has new Memoji characters, digital health features, Group FaceTime, redesigned notifications and a whole lot more. So far, AppleInsider has been able to track down a total of 150 new features. As far as what has changed since the original… Read More »

Xiaomi Starts Rolling Out MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM to Compatible Devices

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi has started rolling out MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM The ROM is initially heading to devices such as Mi Mix 2S and Redmi S2 The company has suspended the update for the Mi 6, though Xiaomi has started rolling out MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM to compatible devices. The new development comes days after the Chinese company launched the… Read More »

WhatsApp Beta for Android v2.18.179 Starts Labelling Forwarded Messages

WhatsApp for Android has received a new beta version (2.18.179) that starts labelling messages that you forward to your contacts. There is specifically a ‘Forwarded’ label that will be added to all your forwarded WhatsApp messages. This helps to create a distinction between the forwarded messages and original messages. The label will be added to the forwarded message on both the… Read More »