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Google Play makes beta test easier for Android apps

Now, one can try beta tests with a couple of taps

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Publish Date: May 17 2016 3:41PM | Updated Date: May 17 2016 3:41PM

Google Play makes beta test easier for Android apps

It's not too hard to beta test an Android app, but the process still tends to involve jumping through a few hoops. You might need to visit the developer's website, for instance, or join a community. 


Google is rolling out a Play Store update that lets you join or leave Android betas right from the regular app's listing. Certain tests may ask you to sign up for a Google+ community first, but you won't have to go scrounging for a beta-specific app entry or download an installer from a website.


The updated store will also let you know when you're using a beta-only app (that is, there has never been a finished release). And you're not writing regular reviews anymore -- instead, you're leaving private feedback for the developer.