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. Google warns that beta builds of Google Maps may be buggy or unstable. On the up side, beta testers will get to use new Maps features before most others. Google hopes beta testers will provide feedback about new features and any bugs they may discover.
Samsung Rolls Out Nougat Test Program for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
Nov 10, 2016
Samsung is allowing owners of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to experience an early look at its Nougat builds through the Galaxy Beta Program. The program is meant more for Samsung's benefit than that of end users, as it will use feedback generated by beta users to improve the experience and reliability for all users.
Google Opens Up Beta Testing for Search App
Oct 19, 2015
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.
Google Play Eases Pain of Finding Movies and TV Shows in Streaming Apps
Mar 27, 2018
Google today updated its Google Play Store and Google Play Movies & TV apps with new insight when it comes to video streaming services. People can now easily discover which streaming service includes their favorite movie or show.
Google to Let People Beta Test Gboard and Play Services
Mar 3, 2017
Google has this week opened up beta testing programs for its Gboard keyboard application and for Google Play Services. Gboard is an advanced keyboard that includes emoji and GIF search tools.