RIM Offering New Beta Twitter Client for BlackBerries
Research In Motion today announced the availability of Twitter 1.1 beta for its Blackberry devices. The new software offers a wide range of new features, which RIM says were added due to user feedback. RIM has given @replies push notification support; Direct Messages now appear in a threaded, conversational style similar to BBM; auto-complete support has been added to hashtags; it has better integration with other social feeds; retweets have been updated and are now included in the timeline; and touch screen BlackBerries can now perform new touch gestures to control their timeline. Twitter 1.1 beta is available to Beta Zone testers for free.
BBM Beta for Windows Phone Now Available
BlackBerry and Microsoft today announced the immediate availability of BBM for the Windows Phone platform. BBM is being offered as a beta, but it includes many of the features available to the Android and iOS versions of the app.
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.
BlackBerry Debuts Marshmallow Beta Program for Priv
BlackBerry is opening the Android OS in Beta Zone program so consumers can download and test Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the Priv smartphone. BlackBerry says space in the beta program is limited.
Apple Pushes iOS 9.1 Beta to Devs and Public Testers
Apple today made a new beta version of iOS 9.1 available. iOS 9.1 beta five is ready for both developers and for public beta testers to download.