Each year Google announces changes and upgrades in its Android Operating System (OS) at its developer’s conference called Google I/O. Last year, it surprised the audience by announcing that the Android 9 Pie Beta will be made available for smartphones other than the company’s own Pixel lineup. This step was taken in order to curb Android Fragmentation, which means an alarming difference in the various available Android versions in the market. Fresh reports claim that the company is planning on adding more smartphone OEMs to this list for the year 2019 with the upcoming Android Q Beta update.Android Q Beta
Google is expected to announce the first Android Q [...]
Asus launched the Zenfone Max Pro M1 back in the month of April last year. The smartphone quickly became one of the best selling models of the company owing to its affordable price and the features it offered. Asus has made an announcement on Twitter that it has started rolling out Android 9 Pie to the device, but there is a catch. The update is only available as a part of a beta program; users will need to register for the update on their device to get the latest software.Android 9 Pie: What’s New?
The current generation of AndroidOS, Android 9 Pie was introduced in August last year and brings about significant changes from its predecessor, Android 8 Oreo. [...]
Facebook, the social network which bought the messaging service, WhatsApp back in February 2014, has been updating the platform. The new beta update for the app brings stickers to its users. Though the WhatsApp beta version has been around for a while, Facebook has never tested this feature for the app before. There are many other messaging platforms which have already embraced this concept. It will be the first time that WhatsApp will introduce stickers to its users.
The new WhatsApp beta update will bring a lot of interesting sticker packs. A Twitter post shows two sticker packs, Unchi & Rollie and Bibimbap Friends.
WhatsApp beta for Android [...]
Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) was first introduced by Jio in India. A typical voice call uses a 2g/3g network. Whereas a VoLTE is based on 4G network, which offers more clarity and sound and takes less time to make a connection between the devices. And now, Airtel is testing VoLTE technology in India. To encourage users to participate in the beta test, the company is offering up to 30GB of free 4G data.Airtel VolTE Beta Test
Airtel claims that VoLTE will offer HD voice calls, 3x faster call connectivity and multitasking. VoLTE will enable users to make a voice call without disconnecting active internet connection.
In most of the smartphones, a user has to [...]
When it comes to incremental Android OS upgrades, most of the OEM’s tend to neglect them. However, OnePlus is known for updating its smartphones with the latest OS, at least its new smartphones. The OEM has a track record of pushing incremental updates, and the company continues to do the same.
OnePlus has released the Oxygen OS Open Beta 4 build for the OnePlus 5 and 5T based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Users can install the update by downloading the file from the OnePlus official website. The update weighs at about 1.6GB and the first time Beta testers have to manually download and flash the update. However, if you are already on a Beta build, then the device will receive an [...]
Honor is testing the beta version of the Android 8 Oreo build on the Honor 7X. In fact, the update is already available in Italy, Spain, France and Germany. Once the beta testing completes, the update will be made available globally.What’s new?
The Android 8 Oreo update comes with custom EMUI 8 skin. With the latest update, the UI has been refined with. Similarly, the smartphone also gets the AI capabilities in the camera department. According to reports, the final version of the update will be available by mid-2018.Specifications of Honor 7x
The Honor 7X has a 5.9 inch LTPS IPS LCD display with a 2160 x 1080 px display which translates into an 18:9 aspect [...]
Xiaomi launched the Mi Mix 2 back in October in India at a price of Rs. 35999. The device currently runs Android 7 Nougat with MIUI 9 on top. Xiaomi has announced Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.
It’s a closed beta program, which means that a very limited number of Mi Mix 2 users will be able to participate and try the Oreo-based MIUI 9 build. There’s currently no information on exactly when the final release will begin rolling, although that’s probably still at least a few months away.
You can head to this link for more information on the Mi Mix 2 Oreo beta and how to register for it.
The Mi Mix 2 has a 5.99 inch [...]
Android N is the next big update to Android, and while Google already showed off Android N earlier this year. The official announcement focuses on important Security issues and productivity while ensuring better performance.
With the new Vulcan framework, Google will give developers direct access to the GPU and reduce CPU overload.
We have already seen the preview of Android N, and a lot of the features, including multi-window. And new notification customizations.
Those with eligible devices can enroll for the beta updates. Also, if you haven’t already you can submit your name options for the next [...]
The Street Fighter game series is well known to anyone who is remotely interested in gaming. At the ongoing E3 2015 in Los Angeles, Sony has announced that the well-known game will be coming to PlayStation 4. Capcom, the makers of the Street Fighter game series, confirmed during the PlayStation E3 press conference about the game’s public beta on the PlayStation 4 that will be debuting on July 23rd.
Following the leak of the game details back in December 2014, the highlight of the trailer is the addition of two new players: Birdie, the tall British punk rocker with a beak-shaped Mohawk hairstyle and Cammy, the blue-eyed, [...]
Windows enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the next Windows offering after being disappointed by the Windows 8. Microsoft has currently named the upcoming operating system (OS), Windows Threshold, which is widely expected to change to Windows 9. The leaks about this new OS make us anticipate a better user experience in comparison to the previous generation OS.
The Verge reports that the company is planning to set a press event on the tentative date of 30th September. This event is supposedly an unveiling of beta version of Windows 9. This report is in line with the earlier ZDNet report which stated that the company was [...]
A few folks lucky enough at the BlackBerry’s Beta Zone have been given the ability to test out BBM Beta for Android devices. Once registered at the beta zone, all one needs is an Android Device running Android 4.0 and up.
The program is not available for everyone, but if you have received an email like the one shown above, you’ll find it available under Eligible Programs. Much like it will be when it goes official, the beta version of BBM for Android requires v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich); while the BBM beta for iPhone requires iOS 6 as a minimum requirement.
Do you want to give Facebook Home a try a few days before its official release? A beta has been leaked by the folks at MoDaCo and, while not all the features work, it’s a great opportunity to see what all the fuss is/may be about. That said, MoDaCo says that it will work on any Android device that meets that specification.
The “suite” involves updated versions of the Facebook app, Facebook Messenger and the Home launcher APK itself, the former two of which can be safely installed over your current versions. It’s important to note that the leaked version only supports devices with a maximum resolution of 1280×768, which [...]