Anyone can now try out the first iOS 12 public beta for free

The iOS 12 public beta program is officially open to all, allowing owners of eligible iPhones and iPads to test-drive features like Screen Time or Memoji.

Google gets the Android P Beta 2 ball rolling for Pixel and Pixel 2 devices

The second beta quality Android P release and third developer preview includes final APIs and the official SDK, rolling out now to Google’s Pixel phones.

You can now register to beta-test Android Oreo on seven Huawei phones… in China

The Huawei Mate 8, P9, P9 Plus, Honor 8, V8, Note 8 and 6X are all set to receive stable Android Oreo updates in China soon after a few rounds of public beta tests.

Nokia 8 gets another public beta update, this time to Android 8.1 Oreo

HMD Global may soon become Google’s first smartphone-making partner to roll out an official Android 8.1 Oreo update, following Nokia 8 beta tests.

As Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program nears its end, Note 8 soak tests are underway

That long-awaited Galaxy S8 Oreo update might be right around the corner, and the Galaxy Note 8 shouldn’t take long to officially embrace Android 8.0 either.

Nokia 6, HMD’s only smartphone available in the US, gets its own Android Oreo beta release

Following in the footsteps of the high-end Nokia 8 and low-end Nokia 5, the mid-range Nokia 6 officially jumps on the Oreo beta bandwagon today.

Samsung quietly spreads Galaxy S8 Oreo beta love to more countries

Samsung is still not ready to release Android 8.0 Oreo goodies to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus-owning masses, but at least beta tests are expanding.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 joins public Android Oreo beta testing club in China

The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is the Chinese OEM’s third smartphone to get an official Android 8.0 Oreo preview ahead of a wide-scale, fully polished update.

Nokia 5 follows 8 on Android Oreo public beta train, Nokia 6 up next ‘soon’

The low to mid-end Nokia 5 is HMD’s second smartphone to get an official public Android 8.0 Oreo preview, with the 6 also due for a beta program soon.

Moto Z and Z2 Force move one step closer to official Oreo update with soak test in Brazil

The official, wide-scale Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for last year’s Moto Z and the 2017 Z2 Force could be just days away now that soak tests are underway.

Trouble in beta paradise: Samsung pauses public US Oreo tests for Galaxy S8 and S8+

A major mobile network bug has forced Samsung to halt the latest Oreo beta update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ on a couple of US carriers.

LG V30 gets its own Android 8.0 Oreo preview program ahead of official December update

Hot on the heels of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 duo, the LG V30 opens registrations for a Korea-only Oreo beta program, promising an official update next month.

Select Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ users in Korea, US and UK can now beta test Android 8.0 Oreo

If you’re curious how Android 8.0 Oreo can improve the user experience on Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+, register for the official beta program now.

OnePlus 3 and 3T get Android Oreo open beta updates, OnePlus 5 will join them ‘soon’

If you can live with a lot of bugs for the sake of trying out Android 8.0 Oreo before everyone else, OnePlus 3 and 3T betas are now available.

Huawei Mate 9 moves one step closer to official Android Oreo update with public beta

The beastly Huawei Mate 9 might be getting old, but it’s definitely not forgotten, opening registrations for an upcoming Oreo beta program.

Samsung kicks off Bixby Voice rollout for US Early Access Program members

Samsung’s half-baked Bixby digital assistant finally gains voice capabilities stateside, but only as part of an Early Access Program.

Samsung’s fourth Galaxy S7 Nougat beta build brings bug fixes, removes Experience tag

Samsung is still not ready to halt Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Nougat beta tests, experimenting with UI names and gradually improving stability.

Nextbit Robin gets early taste of Nougat with sanctioned help from Paranoid Android

It’s relatively unusual for an OEM to ask a custom ROM dev team’s help in delivering a software update, but the Nextbit Robin is special that way.

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will start Nougat Beta Programme this week, end tests ‘mid of December’

Samsung badly wants to keep the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the spotlight, accelerating Android 7.0 Nougat update procedures in the UK.

Apple Maps debacle is the main reason we now have public iOS beta tests

Ever wondered what finally brought about the introduction of a public iOS beta testing program last year? The 2012 Apple Maps fiasco, apparently.