Nokia Labs Updates IM Beta to 2.0
Nokia recently updated the beta of its Messaging IM program to 2.0. Nokia IM beta 2.0's most significant improvements include support for the E71, E63, and new support for Google Talk. Nokia IM beta 2.0 also supports Yahoo Messenger and Ovi messaging. The beta software is free to download from Nokia Beta Labs.
Google Opens Up Beta Testing for Search App
Google is inviting some Android users to join a new beta program for testing the Google Search app. Google did not call out any specific new features in the first beta release, but warned testers it may be unstable or buggy.
Android Users Can Now Beta Test Google Maps
Google has rolled out a program that allows people to test beta versions of Google Maps. The betas will be published via the Google Play Store, similar to how Google distributes other a few other beta apps.
Apple Releases iOS 9.2 Beta 2 to Public Testers
Apple today made iOS 9.2 beta 2 available to beta testers. The release follows a similar beta made available to developers yesterday.
Google Using Apple's TestFlight for iOS Chrome Beta
Google is offering iOS users a way to beta test a new version of Chrome thanks to Apple's TestFlight service. The iTunes App Store doesn't support true beta testing, and iOS devices cannot install apps from any source other than the App Store.