Android 7.1.2 beta available now, Nexus 6 and 9 won’t officially get it

Starting today Android 7.1.2 is rolling out to Android Beta Program members. At this time, we don’t know much about Android 7.1.2, only that it’s an “incremental maintenance release focused on refinements, so it includes a number of bugfixes and optimizations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users.” Continue reading “Android 7.1.2 beta available now, Nexus 6 and 9 won’t officially get it”

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Nougat beta program opens up to more users

If you’re not aware, Samsung has been running a beta program for the Android Nougat update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices in the U.S., U.K., South Korea, and China. Samsung has now opened the program to include more users following the initial rollout earlier this month giving users a second chance to try out the pre-release versions of Nougat for the phones, after the first wave of places were quickly snapped up.

You just need to download the Galaxy Beta app and hit the “Registration” button, as before, then follow the instructions. There’s been talk that Samsung may also open up the beta program to more countries. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S7 Nougat beta program opens up to more users”

Samsung rolls out third Android Nougat beta for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Samsung has, at least, begun public testing of its Nougat update for those enrolled in its Galaxy Beta Program. It released its first Android 7.0 preview to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge earlier this month, followed a week later by a further release. Today, as SamMobile reports, Samsung is rolling out its third Android 7.0 beta to those devices, starting in the UK.

At around 300MB in size, the latest preview comes with a range of minor revisions, including customization for the Quick Panel, but it also comes with some fresh issues. Continue reading “Samsung rolls out third Android Nougat beta for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge”

Second Nougat Beta rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in Europe

For the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones, Samsung announced the beta release of Android 7.0 Nougat a week ago in three important smartphone markets: the United Kingdom, United States of America and South Korea. Samsung is using its toned-down user interface, called Grace UX, which has left a number of features as stock.

The Korean giant has now started rolling out its second Android 7.0 Nougat beta for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in Europe. The update promises to improve performance and stability, and fix an issue that caused the Facebook app to force close. Continue reading “Second Nougat Beta rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in Europe”

OnePlus 3 will receive Android Nougat beta this month

OnePlus 3 users have lots to cheer about as the smartphones are now seemingly confirmed to get their first taste of Android Nougat, as early as this month, via a custom community build.

At Reddit AMA in September, OnePlus had said that the company is “actively working” on Oxygen OS update based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The head of ROM, Brian Yoon, at that time did not share a timeline, however, Yoon has now confirmed to Engadget that a Nougat beta community build will be rolled out this month. Continue reading “OnePlus 3 will receive Android Nougat beta this month”

Nova launcher beta adds support for Pixel Launcher app shortcuts and weather in search bar

Launcher app shortcuts allow quick access to deeper app functions and those neat little white card bubbles (that just look so awesome if you ask me even if I end up not using them a lot) are currently restricted to Android 7.1 on the Pixel phones and dev previews. As for the rest, Action Launcher already implemented this last month in its latest beta, and now the latest Nova Launcher beta is following suit.

Version 5.0, which is still in beta has been adding tidbits from the Pixel Launcher for a while now and app shortcuts is the latest to be incorporated in possibly the most popular Android launcher. Continue reading “Nova launcher beta adds support for Pixel Launcher app shortcuts and weather in search bar”

[Update : voice search added to ‘pill’ widget] Action Launcher update adds rumoured Launcher Shortcuts from Google Pixel launcher

Update : In a post on Google+ Action Launcher developer Chris Lacy announced an update that includes the voice search button in the Google pill widget as seen in today’s Pixel leaks from Canadian carriers. Get it from Playstore screenshot_20161003-154727.png

Continue reading “[Update : voice search added to ‘pill’ widget] Action Launcher update adds rumoured Launcher Shortcuts from Google Pixel launcher”

Swiftkey Beta lets you type in 5 different languages at once

Swiftkey, I believe is one of those apps you don’t need a briefing about. Its so popular OEMs like Sony are shipping their phones with Swiftkey as the default keyboard app. Swiftkey had been making headlines lately having been in an awkward situation a few months ago. Swiftkey later fixed the problems and a few weeks ago announced that the keyboard app will now be powered by a neural network to improve suggestions.

With the latest update, Swiftkey is taking it further, by adding more languages, and now you can even type in five different languages at once! Continue reading “Swiftkey Beta lets you type in 5 different languages at once”

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