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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

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

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

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

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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[Update: Now available in US, Germany] Samsung One UI with Android 9 Pie beta now rolling out to Galaxy S9/S9+

After months of rumors, leaks, and even a good look at the interface to come, Samsung's TouchWiz One UI has now launched with the Android 9 Pie beta program. It appears to be live only in the company's home country, South Korea, for now, with Germany and the US still having to wait a little longer.

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Samsung is almost ready to launch its Android 9 Pie beta program

Getting updated to the latest version of Android as quickly as possible is something a lot of users care about, with good reason, but it tends to be a bit of a lottery depending on which device you own. Samsung is usually one of the better OEMs for updates, and it looks like its Android 9 Pie beta program is going to launch imminently.

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[Update: New design hits stable] Goodreads has a beta program for bookworms on the bleeding edge

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Google Phone app now has a beta program on the Play Store

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Some Google Play app listings are incorrectly showing as beta versions

A new version started rolling out to the Play Store on the web last month and the reception has been decidedly mixed. Screenshots are now viewable in a lightbox, meaning they're larger, but scrolling can be slow and you can't use the arrows on your keyboard to cycle through them. Oh, and getting out of the lightbox did mean finding the tiny arrow in the top left rather than just clicking outside of the image, although that appears to have been fixed already.

While some of the UI changes may be frustrating, it seems there's another more functional bug with app listings.

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