Apple Releases First Public Beta of iOS 12
Apple today made iOS 12 available in beta to those willing to test the pre-release operating system. The platform has already been in testing with developers for several weeks. Consumers interested in testing the platform will need to sign up on Apple's web site and download and install the public beta profile to their devices. Once the profile is installed, the public beta should show up through the normal software update tool in the system settings. Apple says iOS 12 will run on iPhones back to the 2013-era iPhone 5s. iOS 12 includes a number of new features, such as improved notifications, memoji for the iPhone X, performance refinements, Screen Time for monitoring usage, and better security. The final version of iOS 12 won't arrive until the fall.
Mar 7, 2018
Google today made the first preview of Android P available to developers. The revised version of Android adds a number of user-facing features as well as tools for app writers.
May 22, 2018
Google today provided more information about business features baked into Android P. To start, Android P makes it easier for businesses to set up, manage, and keep separate work and personal profiles.
Oct 2, 2018
Most cell phones in the U.S. will receive a pair of emergency alerts, sent via text message, on Wednesday, Oct.
Nov 15, 2017
Essential Products has made Android 8 Oreo available to its PH-1 smartphone in beta form. Essential hopes users will test the beta platform and report bugs or other problems so the code may be cleaned up ahead of the software's general release.