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[Update: Open beta live] Valve's Auto Chess competitor Dota Underlords is coming to Android

It would appear that everyone's favorite new MOBA trend is Auto Chess, so of course, Valve has their own version in the works that's built off of Dota. The game is called Dota Underlords, and it just entered into a limited beta where Dota 2 Battle Pass owners can jump in early to test the waters on PC. After a week of stress-testing through Battle Pass, an open beta will begin for everyone else, and this will include Steam (Windows, Mac, and Linux), Android, and iOS users.

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Google app beta's new search sharing helps shame your lazy friends

New functionality has cropped up in the beta version of the Google app. Users can now share search results, potentially saving time: instead of telling someone to Google something, you can just share a link that'll do it for them. It's sort of like LMGTFY, but slightly less passive-aggressive.

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OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro receive their second Android Q developer preview

Every manufacturer carrying out a beta program of Android Q is doing so in their own unique way. Some are tailoring it toward developers while others, like OnePlus, are making it easy to load on and hop off as their users would like. The company is now celebrating a milestone in the developer preview as it has released its first big update for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro.

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ASUS ZenFone 4 receives Android 9 Pie beta

ASUS is killing it with updates lately, and this trend just continues. After the ZenFone 4 Max and Selfie received betas of Android 9 Pie, their smaller brother is now getting a similar treatment with ASUS announcing an update to the same OS version for the regular ZenFone 4. It's impressive that the company is committed to updating phones that were released back in 2017.

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Latest Files by Google beta brings imperfect dark mode

As Android Q makes way for a dark mode, Files by Google has finally joined the dark side and its legion of apps to adopt a dark theme. It looks alright.

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[Update: Flags in Stable channel] Hover-over tab previews in Chrome are coming, according to latest Canary builds

When it comes to the most popular internet browsers, Microsoft Edge isn't exactly at the top of the list, but Google Chrome could be getting one of its features. Edge has a feature that allows you to preview the contents of a tab by hovering over it to show a screenshot without having to visit the tab itself. Google has added two new flags to Chrome Canary that suggest a similar feature could be on its way.

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Google's internal Android Q Beta bug testing group blew up last night for some reason

If you're signed up to the Android Q Beta program, you may have gotten the same email we all did here at Android Police last night just after 5:30 p.m. PDT from a Google engineer. The email was a bug report concerning engineer's Pixel 2 on Beta 4.

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IFTTT trades functionality for simplicity with new minimalist Android app

IFTTT is one of my favorite services around, and what's great about it is that once you've set up everything, you even forget it exists. For instance, I'm a big Wunderlist fan, and I don't want to switch to another provider to manage my to-do lists. Thanks to IFTTT, I've connected it to my Google Assistant so that my smart speaker can add my grocery items directly into my list. In fact, IFTTT is so transparent that you rarely need to use the app, unless you're setting up a new applet or checking your activity log. Nevertheless, the company isn't neglecting its users and is working on completely revamping its Android app with an interface that looks much smoother, but that's also a lot less functional.

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Android Q Beta 4 once again lets you swipe away notifications from either direction

It's Android Q Beta update day and in our fourth installment, we're looking at where the notifications go to die. Kinda grim, but it's been a point of annoyance since Beta 2, when Google established that notifications can only be dismissed when swiped one way and snoozed or managed upon when swiped the other. The good news here is that this paradigm has gone away for this update.

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Google reinstates Huawei entry on Android Q Beta site

After banning U.S. exporters from supplying product to Huawei, the Department of Commerce has put a hold to that ban for 90 days. But in some cases, the damage done to that company's supply chain relationships remains — most of the chip and software vendors that pulled away have stayed away. That said, the Chinese tech manufacturer remains a partner with Google in delivering the Android Q Beta program to its constituent developers. While Google decided to pull acknowledgement of Huawei's participation on its webpage last week, it has since reversed that decision.

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