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Cortana v3.0 is coming soon with sleek new design and improved conversational experiences

Cortana's been on version 2 for quite a while, so users are no doubt excited to see what the next big iteration has in store. Thankfully, they don't have to wait any longer. The app's latest beta reveals version 3.0, which comes along with a major UI refresh and several feature additions, including improved conversational requests.

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Nova Launcher 6.0 beta 5 can launch Google Assistant directly from the search widget [APK download]

Nova Launcher 6.0 beta 5 just launched yesterday, and while not a major update, it does include a couple of notable features. First, as the title of this post says, you can now launch the full Google Assistant directly from the search widget on the homescreen. It's not enabled by default, though, so you'll have to go digging into the settings to locate the slightly obscure toggle. To do so, launch the Nova Settings apps, go to 'desktop,' hit 'search bar style' about halfway down the list, then scroll all the way to the bottom of the following menu. You'll see to the right of the 'Voice search' toggle is now a drop-down menu with the options 'Classic' and 'Assistant.' Classic is the old Google voice actions interface that then launches the Assistant depending on the initiated action, whereas the new Assistant option will launch the full Assistant interface instantly.

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FIFA Soccer: Gameplay Beta offers a first look at FIFA Mobile's new game engine

A new season for FIFA Mobile is coming soon, and it will bring with it a few new gameplay elements, but more importantly, it will also bring a new graphics engine. So in order to test this new engine out, Electronic Arts have released a small segment of the upcoming season inside of a free limited beta release on the Play Store. It is appropriately called FIFA Soccer: Gameplay Beta, and you can test it out right now.

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Fortnite is now available on all compatible Android devices without an invite

There have been battle royale games in the past, but none of them inspired quite the same level of fanatical devotion as Fortnite. This game has become a phenomenon on computers and game consoles, and the mobile versions are off to a good start. The Android version launched a few weeks ago as an invite-only beta, but now it's open to all players.

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RuneScape Mobile members-only beta starts today

If you are not a RuneScape fan, then you probably weren't aware that there are two different versions of RuneScape available on PC. One is called Old School RuneScape, and the more modern version is known merely as RuneScape, though it's sometimes called RuneScape 3. Old School RuneScape is set for release on Android this October 30th, and while the regular version of RuneScape is also coming to Android, an official release date is still unknown. The good news is that if you would like to try it out, a members-only beta has officially started today.

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Fortnite players on Android will be able to play with PS4 users starting today

Thanks to an extended Fortnite cross-play beta that launches on PlayStation 4 sometime today, Android players will finally be able to team up with their PS4 buddies. Cross-play is, of course, a feature that's already available to Android users, but now that Sony is finally concentrating on cooperating with competing gaming platforms, everyone can finally play together.

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Snapchat's Android overhaul is now rolling out to a wider audience, but some features are still missing

Snapchat's Android redesign started cropping up for some users a few weeks ago with the 10.40 beta. By switching on "Snapchat Alpha" in settings, users were able to gain access to the new, much smoother version of the app, announced roughly a year ago in November 2017. The overhauled Android Snapchat was built from the ground up to replace the current app, which has long faced criticism for slow, choppy performance. However, not everyone was able to get it at the time. Now, tips from our readers indicate the alpha is rolling out to a wider audience.

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Samsung Internet Browser gets design overhaul in v9.0 [APK Download]

Since it became available for non-Samsung phones, its Internet Browser app has become a popular alternative to Google Chrome. Compared to the stable version currently served by the Play Store (v7.4), there are several aesthetic differences in the v9.0, seemingly aligning better with the upcoming Samsung Experience 10 update.

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Grammarly for Chrome starts rolling out Google Docs beta support to all users

When you're writing a lot, whether for your education or profession, it's easy to make mistakes, whether they be typos or straight up grammar errors. One of the more popular services to catch problems or offer suggestions for writing improvement is Grammarly. There's already a Chrome extension for it (in addition to the dedicated editor), but now all users will be able to get writing help right in Google Docs. 

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Nokia 7 Plus now receiving Android 9 Pie Beta 4.1 instead of expected stable release

When Nokia sent out its last Android 9 Pie developer preview at the beginning of August, HMD Global CPO Juho Sarvikas proclaimed on Twitter that it would be the last one before the final stable version, due this month. The company must have hit a slight snag, as it's now pushing out another point release even though the final build was expected this month.

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