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[Update: Delayed] Google will launch the Android 11 Beta on June 3rd, releases Developer Preview 4 today

Google announced the first Android 11 Developer Preview back in February. The first Developer Preview was released earlier than we expected because Google wanted to give developers more time to adapt to their apps to the new APIs and platform behaviors. Since DP 1, two more Developer Preview builds have been rolled out to the...

Nova Launcher 6.2.13 beta adds new adaptive icon shapes inspired by Android 11

Google launched the first Android 11 Developer Preview earlier this year in February, which was followed by Preview 2, Preview 3, and recently, Preview 4. Even though the company did not highlight any developer features in the latest release, we discovered a couple of changes and new features when we tried it out on the...

All Play Store apps will eventually need approval from Google to access location in the background

Android 11's first Developer Preview is upon us, and there are going to be a ton of changes under the hood to discover and analyze. Given that it only just came out, we're only just beginning to discover new features. On Google's Android Developer blog, however, they've outlined one change that may go a long...

Android 11 tests a new screenshot preview with scrolling screenshot support

Android 11 is here, and with it comes loads of new features and under-the-hood improvements. While we're trying to discover them all, it may take some time before we find all of them. You may remember that before we knew that Google would drop the letter naming scheme entirely for Android versions, the company said...

Nokia 7 Plus gets another Android Pie beta before stable release

Nokia released the Nokia 7 Plus earlier this year in March and since then it's been able to garner quite the following of fans. Nokia has been one of the few smartphone OEMs who has been working on their Android 9 Pie beta program for a while. They released Android P Beta 2 for the...

Essential Phone now receiving latest Android P Beta build

Smartphone companies that are on top of their software update game are far and few between. We have companies like Samsung who took over a year to push out Android Oreo to the U.S. unlocked Galaxy S7. Then there are companies like Motorola who promise updates and then fail to do so. However, on the...

Android P Beta 4 is here for Google Pixel/Pixel XL & Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL

Today just got a lot more exciting. Google has just released the final Android P Developer Preview for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. This is Developer Preview 5 and Android P Beta 4, for those keeping track. Factory Images and OTA Files are available now! The previous developer preview/beta was...

Android P ported unofficially to the Xiaomi Mi A1

Project Treble has made it easier for OEMs to port newer Android versions to their devices, but it has also facilitated custom AOSP ROM development on our forums. Recently, a developer on our forum ported Android P beta unofficially to a variety of Qualcomm Snapdragon Treble-enabled devices. Now, that unofficial port of Android P has been...

Get Google Pixel’s Gestures for the OnePlus 6 on Android P

Android P Beta 3 for the OnePlus 6 just launched, and we've covered all of the new changes in-depth here. Those looking at some of the screenshots we took may have noticed that the navigation bar has changed, and that's because we managed to figure out how to enable the new Navigation Gestures from the...

Hands-on with Android P Beta 3 on the OnePlus 6

OnePlus is one of the few OEMs working with Google to bring Android P developer previews to their smartphones. They have just released Android P Developer Preview 4 (Beta 3) for the OnePlus 6, so we decided to install it and check out some of the changes. The company has been hard at work adding...

OnePlus 6 gets Android P Developer Preview 4 (Beta 3)

The OnePlus 6 is widely hailed as a developer-friendly device thanks to an active third-party developer community and the accompanying ease of modding. And thanks to Google's Project Treble and Google's close collaboration with Qualcomm, the OnePlus 6 is also among the few non-Pixel devices that will receive the latest Android P Developer Preview 4...

Nokia 7 Plus gets Android P Developer Preview 4 (Beta 3) with App Actions & Slices support

With the death of the Nexus program, developers also lost out on a valuable resource for testing their apps on the latest version of Android as well as on Beta/Developer releases of the OS. While they could pick up a Pixel device instead, the high cost was a prohibiting factor for many indie developers. A...