The Android beta program was first introduced by Google, the maker of Android, with the purpose to eliminate bugs and absorb feedback of which can be used to improve software for its final release. Beta programs used to be limited to very few people, typically a randomly generated sample of testers, but not any more.
Looking back on this week, we can say it was a rather good one. At the top of the list, being the biggest headline, was Google’s release of the Android 7.1.1 Developer Preview. The update is severely limited to the devices compatible with trying it out, which brings us to our question of the week.
Google I/O 2018 is occurring as we speak in Mountain View, California where developers, Google enthusiasts and media have gathered to learn the future of tech. Back in early March, the search giant announced the first Android P Developer Preview. Developers and manufacturers have been actively testing the software that’s been in alpha-like condition, in hope to eliminate bugs and issues. Today, Google is taking the platform upgrade to the next stage. During its keynote address, the company fully unveiled the next [Read More]
As we speak, Google I/O 2017 is taking place in Mountain View, California where developers, Google enthusiasts and media have all gathered round to learn what’s next in tech. In late March, Google announced the first Android O developer preview right on the heels of heels of Android Nougat 7.1.2. The software has been in alpha-like condition ever since, that is until today. During today’s keynote address, Google fully unveiled the next version of its operating system, Android O as we [Read More]
Last month Google introduced the first Android Beta update with Android P Developer Preview 3. Developers, manufacturers and enthusiasts with compatible devices have been testing the software with hope that bugs and issues get patched. Earlier this week, Google released its next platform upgrade of the mobile OS overhaul with Android P Developer Preview 4 and the second update to the beta program. Here’s everything to know and all the information you need to get started.
At Google I/O 2018 in May, Google introduced the Android Beta program with Android P Developer Preview 2. Developers, manufacturers and enthusiasts have been actively testing the software ever since to eliminate bugs and issues. This week, Google released a platform upgrade of the next mobile OS overhaul in Android P Developer Preview 3 and the first update to the beta. Here’s everything to know.
If you own a Moto Z or Galaxy S7 smartphone on Verizon, I give you full credit for holding your breath on Android Oreo. Unlike some other carriers in the US who rolled out the update for these devices many months ago, Verizon is yet to do so and has told owners of these devices many times that the update is coming. After a long wait, the update is almost ready and will release “in a few weeks.”
Last week, NVIDIA began pushing a monster platform update out to SHIELD TV and SHIELD TV Pro units. The update made up of Android 8.0 Oreo and a slew of NVIDIA-exclusive features in Experience Upgrade 7.0 has since been paused.