Latest Swype Beta to Ease the Pain of Future Betas
Swype today announced beta 3.26 of its Android keyboard software. The major new feature is that it will allow users to install future Swype beta updates without forcing them to re-register on the web site each time. Users can update from one beta to the next directly from their device after being notified of its availability. Swype beta 3.26 also drops support for Android 1.6 and devices with WQVGA displays. Other changes include better control over languages, a refreshed keyboard design, and redesigned settings tools. The beta is free.
OnePlus 5 Earns Oreo Beta; OnePlus 5T Breathes OxygenOS 4.7.2
OnePlus has made software updates available to both its 2017 handsets. First, owners of the OnePlus 5 can snag OxygenOS Open Beta 1 for Android 8 Oreo.
iOS 11 Public Beta 5 Lands Right After Developer Beta
Apple today released iOS 11 Public Beta 5 to those testing the platform, mere hours after the company made the developer version available. iOS 11 targets the iPad more than the iPhone, but both devices gain expanded Control Center tools, a refreshed App Store, new camera features, Siri improvements, as well as updates to iMessage, the Keyboard, files, and more.
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.
iOS 11 Beta 5 for Developers Now Available
Apple today seeded the fifth beta of iOS 11 to application developers. This beta is not yet available to public beta testers, though Apple typically releases new public betas shortly after it updates the developer code.