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Android 11 Beta 3 rolling out for Pixel 4a in Beta Program — downloads available

Android 11 Beta 3 rolling out for Pixel 4a in Beta Program — downloads available

Google's Pixel 4a just picked up their first OTA and factory images, but that's not the only thing they're getting today. Google is also making them eligible for the Android 11 Beta Program, and lucky owners can opt-in for the latest beta release, expected to be the last before stable lands, barring any last-minute bug-fixes, which Google likes to do now.

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OnePlus testing Nord in America with super-exclusive beta program

OnePlus testing Nord in America with super-exclusive beta program

The OnePlus Nord was finally revealed earlier today after months of leaks and rumors, and as expected, it won't be sold in the United States at all. However, if you're in the US or Canada, you could get a Nord through the company's new Beta Program.

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This is how to get the Android 11 Beta on your Pixel phone

This is how to get the Android 11 Beta on your Pixel phone

The Android 11 Beta is now official, and the era of Developer Previews are over. While Android 11 isn't "done," the switch to betas is a sort of milestone for stability as we approach a final release. There are still risks, but Google's transition to a beta branding means you probably shouldn't run into any serious deal-breaking bugs — though there's still some risk. Part of this change also means you don't need to manually install Android 11 via ADB, like you had to with prior Developer Preview releases. In fact, getting it on your Pixel phone is a snap, and here's how to do it.

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OnePlus 5 and 5T get Open Beta 3 on the path to stable Android 10

OnePlus 5 and 5T get Open Beta 3 on the path to stable Android 10

OnePlus has been working on a stable Android 10 release for the OnePlus 5 and 5T for some time now, and the company had already rolled out two Open Beta previews. Now with the third build, OnePlus is shipping fixes to some pesky bugs introduced in previous releases, along with other optimizations.

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The OnePlus 5 and 5T get their first Android 10 Open Betas

The OnePlus 5 and 5T get their first Android 10 Open Betas

OnePlus’s entire lineup of phones released in the last couple of years is now running Android 10 with an updated version of OxygenOS. With that job done, the company is now shifting its focus to the previous-gen 5-series phones. Within days of halting the Open Betas for the OnePlus 6 and 6T for good, the company has opened the program for the OnePlus 5 and 5T, keeping up with its original release plan for the two 2017 flagships.

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Second Android 10 Open Betas land for OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro with plenty of bug fixes

Second Android 10 Open Betas land for OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro with plenty of bug fixes

OnePlus fans impatiently waiting for Google's brand-new version of Android are a step closer to their goal. The company has just pushed out the second pair of Open Betas for Android 10 to the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro, including a ton of fixes for issues introduced the last Android 10 beta.

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OnePlus releases Android 10 Open Betas for 7 and 7 Pro

OnePlus releases Android 10 Open Betas for 7 and 7 Pro

Although it isn't quite as on-the-ball as Essential, OnePlus is also pushing out Android 10 to the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7, but only in its Open Beta program. The update apparently isn't ready for prime time just yet, though early adopter types that weren't willing to rough the previous Android Q Developer Previews for OnePlus' phones can check it out.

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Google starts open beta program for Messages app

Google starts open beta program for Messages app

Fans of testing out buggy or unstable versions of Google apps, which would be most of our readers here at Android Police, will be excited to hear that Google is rolling out a testing program for the Messages app (née Android Messages). As with other beta testing programs, all you need to do is opt in, and you'll be among those who get to check out new features and bugs early.

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Latest Google beta update fixes At A Glance widget weather

Latest Google beta update fixes At A Glance widget weather

Over the weekend, an update to the Google app beta accidentally broke weather for the At A Glance Widget, affecting Pixel owners, some third-party launcher users, and anyone who manually added the widget since that became an option. Thankfully, an update (v9.0.4) which is rolling out today fixes the problem.

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Missing the weather in your At A Glance widget? Latest Google beta (v.9.0) broke it

Missing the weather in your At A Glance widget? Latest Google beta (v.9.0) broke it

If you've noticed that the so-called At A Glance widget — a stock part of the Pixel experience that's also available as a standalone widget and built into some third-party launchers — has been missing the weather for the last few days, you aren't alone. It turns out a major version beta update to the Google app is responsible for the loss in functionality — though only those who sideloaded the update or are in the beta testing program should be affected.

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