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Android 13 inches closer to public release as final beta rolls out for Pixels

Android 13 is just around the corner, as Google has just announced that the final beta version of the next major Android platform is finally here. There aren't any new features that Google has highlighted, but this build is particularly special -- Android 13 Beta 4 is the release candidate build for both Google Pixel...

June Feature Drop for Google Pixels includes At a Glance improvements, Pocket Operator, and more

Every three months, Google rolls out new features to Pixel phones outside of the usual Android OS updates for years, and the company refers to them as "Feature Drops." They're usually released alongside a security patch, and the most recent one brought improvements to live caption, night mode in Snapchat, and a whole lot more....

First Android 13 beta now available for the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro

The Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is the first tablet to get an official Android 13 beta from Google, which is the same tablet that developers were encouraged to use to test out the Android 12L beta. Developers can now install the beta on their tablet, though there is a pretty lengthy list of features that...

Beta Maniac lets you manage enrolled app betas and notifies you for spots in closed betas

Google Play beta programs are amazing. Most of the time, they let you try out features ahead of their official release. And while they sometimes have their decent share of issues (there's a reason why they're a beta instead of a stable version), they're often also good enough for daily usage for more experimentative users....

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is finally getting its first Android Pie beta

The Xiaomi Mi 6 was launched in April 2017 with MIUI 8 based on Android 7.1.1. Since then, the phone has went on to receive updates that brought it up to MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo. Xiaomi devices have their feature-set dictated more by the MIUI version than their base Android version, so the...

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 is getting an Android Pie beta in India

India is the biggest battleground for smartphone manufacturers. Many people are now getting their first smartphones, and numbers are always growing. Statistically, about 95% of smartphone owners buy devices which cost less than $500. That's why many companies release budget and mid-range smartphones specifically for the Indian region. Samsung is one of the biggest ones....

OnePlus seeks users for closed beta testing of new OnePlus 6T features

Most people think of OnePlus running two different branches of their software updates. All devices that come out of the box are running the company's stable version of HydrogenOS or OxygenOS. They also have another branch that we talk about quite often here on XDA as it gives us an idea as to what will...

Android Pie-based HydrogenOS Beta 2 for the OnePlus 6 brings September security patches

HydrogenOS is a Chinese ROM by OnePlus that runs on almost all of their devices. The main difference between HydrogenOS and OxygenOS is that HydrogenOS doesn't come with Google services, such as the Play Store and others. But, it has a history of receiving updates earlier than OxygenOS. Just now, it received Android Pie-based 2nd...

Xiaomi Mi Box Android Oreo beta re-opened after users have tons of issues

The Xiaomi Mi Box recently received the much-awaited update to Android Oreo, after the device was seemingly abandoned when an Android Nougat update never came. While the update worked, the number of bugs present in the final release was overwhelming. Testers felt that they weren't being heard, and key functionality was left out that meant...

Android Studio 3.2 Beta adds App Bundle support, Emulator Snapshots, Energy Profiler, and more

Android Studio 3.2 beta is now available. Apart from fixes for some memory leak issues, the new version includes support for App Bundles, Emulator Snapshots, Energy Profiler, and over 450 bug fixes from the previous version. Let's break down the main features of the new release. Android App Bundle support When building an app and uploading it to...

Popular Android podcast player ‘Pocket Casts’ now has an open beta

Very often, developers need some human power to do the testing of their applications. In these kinds of times, they use the beta program. Basically, what a beta program means is that developers make an unstable channel for those who are not afraid of bugs. Joining a beta program means that you agree with being...

Official Reddit for Android beta lets you crosspost and quote posts without losing your draft

The Official Reddit for Android app has hit beta version 3.5.0 and it's available in a closed channel. The update adds some life-improving changes, as well as a couple of bug fixes. Edit profile via the app Before this update, if you wanted to edit your profile, you had to visit the Reddit website. Now, you can just tap...