beta test


Definition of beta test

: a field test of the beta version of a product (such as software) especially by testers outside the company developing it that is conducted prior to commercial release

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beta test transitive verb
beta tester noun

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The beauty brands initially involved in the invite-only beta test includes Anastasia Beverly Hills, ColourPop, Huda Beauty, KKW Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics, M.A.C., NARS, NYX Cosmetics, and Ouai. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Instagram Just Added a New In-App Shopping Feature," 19 Mar. 2019 Loon held beta tests in places like New Zealand, Brazil, and Central California. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Project Loon signs its first deal for Internet-delivering balloons—in Kenya," 19 July 2018 In one instance, the company took to a private Facebook group to encourage followers to write up positive Best Buy reviews of the Mate 10 Pro in exchange for a chance to beta test the then-yet-to-be-released phone. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Huawei was caught using a pro camera to fake smartphone photos (again)," 20 Aug. 2018 With the impending launch of the online-only Fallout 76, including a private beta test starting today, Bethesda seems to be leaning into this image a bit. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Bethesda softens ground for “spectacular issues” with Fallout 76 launch," 23 Oct. 2018 The service is currently being beta tested in Manhattan. Valentina Zarya, Fortune, "Fortune 500, Royal Wedding, Theranos: Broadsheet May 17," 21 May 2018 Based on limited results from its beta test, Weebly says that some vendors experienced sales increases of more than 80 percent after uploading the new photos. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Bad product photos can hinder a small business. This company is trying to help.," 14 Nov. 2018 This week's beta test should certainly be interesting. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Bethesda softens ground for “spectacular issues” with Fallout 76 launch," 23 Oct. 2018 Stanley’s story is undergoing a beta test as an interactive biography on a screen at the Maltz Museum near Cleveland, Ohio before researchers finalize him into a hologram. Michelle Chavez, Fox News, "Future generations can speak to Holocaust survivors – via hologram technology," 25 July 2018

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1983, in the meaning defined above

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