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New OxygenOS Beta brings a host of bugfixes for OnePlus 3/3T

While we wait with bated breath for the official unveiling of the OnePlus 5 on June 20th, the OnePlus 3 and 3T are getting some love in the form of a new OxygenOS Open Beta build that dropped early this morning. This latest Open Beta includes a bunch of bugfixes as well as a new […]

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YouTube Go beta launches in India

In last September’s Google for India event we announced YouTube Go, our YouTube app reimagined for the next generation of YouTube users. Today, after months of expanded testing and refinement, we’re happy to announce that we’re making the beta version of YouTube Go available for download on the Google Play Store in India.

You’ll recall that every aspect of YouTube Go was designed from the ground up, with four main principles in mind: It’s relatable, with fresh and relevant video recommendations tailored to your preferences; the app is designed to be offline first and improve the experience of watching videos on a slower network; it gives you more control over data usage, by providing choice and transparency into the amount of data spent on streaming or saving videos. And finally, it’s social, allowing you to share videos quickly and easily with friends nearby.

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Key features of YouTube Go include:

  • A home built for you: YouTube Go home screen features trending and popular videos in your area, so that you can find and discover videos that you and your community care about.
  • Preview videos before you save or watch: On YouTube Go we’ll show you a preview of the video when you tap on a thumbnail, giving you a better sense of what the video is about before you decide if you want to watch it.
  • Choose your resolution when saving or streaming videos: You can choose to save a video for offline viewing later or stream it now. And we also allow you to choose the amount of data you’d like to spend on that video.
  • Share videos with friends nearby: Share videos with friends and family nearby without using any data. You can send and receive videos instantly and offline with others using the YouTube Go app.

To get us to this point, we’ve worked hard on refining the features that you’ve inspired us to build, gaining new insights along the way. Some things we’ve learned in the run-up to this beta release include making the home screen fresher and more relevant for users, so they can find amazing videos easily. We’ve also worked hard behind the scenes to make sharing videos with nearby friends an even more seamless experience, and ensuring that the app works well across a wide range of phones and connectivity. While the app is in its beta release, we’ll continue to listen to your feedback and improve the app before launching more broadly. We’ll also be holding several activities in Udaipur over the upcoming weeks to glean more insights from users on the ground.

If you’re in India, we hope you download the beta from the Google Play Store today, and let us know what you think by leaving your feedback within the app. As before, if you’d like to find out when YouTube Go is fully ready, you can sign up at youtubego.com/signup.

With the rapid transformation sweeping India’s mobile internet landscape, we know there will be an even greater demand for a fast and accessible video app. Thank you for continually inspiring us to build better products for the next generation, and to helping us make YouTube Go the best video app for you.

Jay Akkad, Product Manager, YouTube, recently watched “Vidya Vox @ YouTube FanFest India 2017.”


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Waze nears Android Auto release with a beta set to launch soon

Drivers may not have to wait much longer to get to use Waze with their ride’s infotainment system. Beta invites are currently being sent out to users of the popular navigation app for the upcoming Android Auto version.

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Hands on: Apple WatchOS 3 beta

The Apple Watch has come a long way since it was introduced, and Watch OS 3 brings some great improvements to the device. To name a few: New watch faces like Minnie Mouse, handwritten replies, reminders to Breathe, and faster apps. We go hands on.

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BlackBerry plans to release a Marshmallow beta for the Priv later this week

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BlackBerry is planning to rollout a Marshmallow beta test for the Priv this week!

While the BlackBerry Priv is scheduled to get Marshmallow sometime in May, a beta update is reportedly coming this week. Just a few days ago, the director of Handheld Software Product Management at BlackBerry, Michael Clewley, hinted the beta on his Twitter page. More news on this should be coming this week, as said by Michael Clewley himself.

In the meantime, check out this leaked video that reveals some of the features Marshmallow will bring to BlackBerry’s Priv.

Source: Michael Clewley (Twitter)

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Apple hobbled the Apple Pencil in iOS beta 3, but will restore full functionality soon

Apple disabled a few of the Apple Pencil’s navigational features in iOS beta 3, but says it’ll restore them in future releases. That’s despite comments from design chief Jony Ive expressing concern that they’ll “confuse” users.

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WhatsApp cozies up to Facebook: Beta app build offers to ‘improve my Facebook experience’

A new beta build of WhatsApp has an option that allows WhatsApp to share data with Facebook to “improve my Facebook experience.” Screenshots also show a document manager is likely on the way.

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Signal Desktop beta now available as a Chrome app

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Roughly a month ago we told you Open Whisper Systems’ secure messaging app Signal is available on Android. However, Open Whisper Systems are also bringing a beta version of their app to the Chrome Store.

Signal will still feature end-to-end encryption in Chrome. However, the Android version and desktop version can be linked to share a single login. This means all your messages are displayed consistently on all your devices. This feature is currently only for Android, but will soon come to iOS too.

Source: Open Whisper Systems

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Step aside Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana has entered beta on iOS

Three months after the Android version, the beta of Microsoft’s voice assistant Cortana lands on iOS.

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Instagram unveils multi-account access for Android beta users

Instagram is taking a page from Twitter’s book by allowing its app users to stay logged in to multiple accounts at the same time. The feature is rolling out to Android users who are part of Instagram’s Play Store beta testing program.

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Windows 10’s translator app available in beta on the Windows Store right now

Windows users patiently waiting to get their translation on don’t need to wait any longer, as Microsoft has put its Translator Beta on the Windows Store for download.

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