BETA Posts on XDA

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...

Official Reddit Android beta app adds AMOLED night mode, improved bottom navigation bar, and more

Despite the abundance of third-party clients on the Google Play Store, Reddit themselves push forward their own application as the better option. The first party client first launched on Android in 2016. Compared to other third-party offerings like Reddit is Fun, Sync, Relay, and Slide, the official Reddit app was actually pretty barebones. Even nowadays, it's...

SwiftKey Beta Adds Location Sharing, Quick Paste, and More

Every developer debugs updates differently. Some choose to use Google Play's built-in beta-testing feature, while others like to separate their releases into several branches. SwiftKey takes the latter approach, and folks who've opted into the beta program will be glad to hear that a major update's rolling out this week. The SwiftKey Beta offers a way to...

Here’s What’s New in Samsung Experience 9.0 Beta: Android Oreo and Much More

In late October, we wrote about the beta rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo and Samsung Experience 9.0 on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus phones throughout the U.S., the UK, and South Korea. Since last year, Samsung has used the Samsung Plus application's beta channel to test platform updates and changes in its proprietary fork of...