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.

ZTE Axon 7 finally gets Android Oreo update… as part of US beta program

With an Axon 9 sequel reportedly around the corner, the popular 2016-released ZTE Axon 7 is setting the stage for an official Oreo update with a US beta program.

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.

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.

Nokia 8 users can test-drive Android Oreo, public betas also coming to Nokia 3, 5 and 6

A public Android 8.0 Oreo beta has arrived for the Nokia 8 ahead of the phone’s official OS update. The 3, 5 and 6 will follow soon.

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.

Latest iOS 11 beta clears up a bunch of cruft from disk

On a 16GB iPhone, the update freed up near 1GB of space. You’ll probably get more out of it with a higher capacity disk. But will iOS 11 finish lighter?

Oreover: iOS 11 developer beta 7, public beta 6 now out

Enough about this Android talk (even though it has the cutest mascot around): iOS users are coming into the end game for this beta stage.

iOS 11 developer beta 6 and public beta 5 already out to quash even more bugs

Apple is moving one step closer to getting everything about iOS 11 just right ahead of its official release sometime in September, with new betas.

iOS 11 public beta 2 arrives to improve iPhone and iPad stability, fix a few bugs

Still a couple of months away from a wide-scale release to new and old iPhones and iPads, iOS 11 reportedly runs pretty smoothly already.

tvOS 11, iOS 11 public beta 1 now out and ready to install

The next evolution in Apple’s software is coming along with developers and now, the public is welcome to see how humans actually use it.

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.

iOS 10.2 beta 3’s best update is the return of the peach butt emoji

If you’re the type to adorn a lovely picture of your sex bits with the peach emoji, you just escaped an sex-istential crisis. Ha. Hahaha. Sorry.

iOS 10.2 public beta includes new emoji and tweaks to UI

Several dozen new emoji have actually come along in this update as well as some more camera tweaking and a celebration for iMessage.

iOS 10.1 beta 5 pushed to public, developer channels

The beta beat for iOS continues on with iOS 10.1. This time around, though, it’s a whopping 2GB large and seems to only be for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

iOS 10.1 Public Beta pushing out, devs, too

The public betas keep on strolling on as Apple works on tiny fractures and improvements it can make to the mainframe of iOS 10.

Eighth beta for Apple software out for devs, seventh iOS 10 beta for public

Beta number 8 for macOS Sierra, tvOS, watchOS 3 and, yes, iOS 10, is also out. Apple has provided these betas updates once a week in August.

Apple software gets sixth dev beta, iOS 10 public beta 5 is ready

Three weeks in August, three updates. Could we see weekly software updates from Apple for those on the beta track continue up until iPhone launch time?

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.

Second iOS 10 public beta up with second beta macOS 10.12

What else can we say? An update to the first public beta for not only iOS 10, but macOS Sierra has been published. And you can get it.

macOS Sierra, iOS 10 public beta tails second developer beta today

Apple has let everyone know that the public betas are coming about for iOS and macOS. But where will they take the average user?