Android 15: Compatibility, functionalities, and more

Your Android smartphone’s upcoming major upgrade is called Android 15. Everything you need to know about it is provided here.

Later this year, Google will release the yearly operating system (OS) update for Android smartphones. The greatest Android phones are presently running Android 14, but Android 15 will soon take its place.

Given that Google released Android 14 in late 2023, it is unlikely that the new OS version will be made available to the public very soon. However, as usual, the massive search engine has made a number of development copies of the new OS available, showcasing a few noteworthy features.

There are several rumors that Android 15 will have both enhancements and new features. Its user interface could be altered, and performance and privacy settings might also be adjusted. We’ve compiled the leaks and speculations around the impending Android 15 release below.

Android 15 release rumors

With the developer preview released in February, Google gave us an early glimpse at Android 15, and it appears that development is proceeding quickly.

The new OS has a well-defined schedule, as stated by the business. Before it is released on phones, there will be a total of six releases. Developer previews were made available for the first time in March and again in May. Four betas, spaced out between April and July, are anticipated. After July is when the final, stable version is expected to be released.

Android 15: Expected supported devices

Android is developed by Google and released first for its Pixel smartphones. We anticipate that Android 15 will be released first for the future Pixel 9. It could also be released at the same time for other Pixel devices, such the Pixel 8 and Pixel 7.

The Android 15 upgrade could also be released for a sizable number of Samsung handsets. It’s possible that Galaxy S24 units will get the OS before other Samsung phones. The most recent OnePlus 12 could be the first to get the update when OnePlus releases it to its phone lineup.

The Android 15 upgrade is also planned for several Motorola and TCL handsets, as well as the Nothing Phone 1 and Phone 2.

BrandExpected phones to get Android 15
SamsungGalaxy S24 series, Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy S21 series,
Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 6, Galaxy A05s, Galaxy A14 4G, Galaxy A14 5G, Galaxy A15 4G, Galaxy A15 5G, Galaxy A24, Galaxy A25, Galaxy A33, Galaxy A34, Galaxy A53, Galaxy A54, Galaxy A73, Galaxy M14/F14, Galaxy M34 5G, Galaxy M54/F54.
GooglePixel 8 series, Pixel 7 series, Pixel 6 series, Pixel Fold
OnePlusOnePlus 12, OnePlus 12R, OnePlus Open, OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 10T
NothingNothing Phone 1, Nothing Phone 2

Most Android OEMs should publish a beta testing program that allows select users to get early access before releasing a public build.

Android 15 Beta 2 features

As was to be expected, the firm revealed a number of innovations we may anticipate seeing in Android 15 during Google I/O.

Although we would have loved to hear more about Google’s plans to add Gemini as a core feature on our phones, the recently released Android 15 Beta allows users to try several upcoming features before being publicly released.

Many compatible smartphones from companies including Honor, iQOO, Lenovo, Nothing, OnePlus, OPPO, Realme, Sharp, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi are now able to access the Android 15 beta. The devices that are already qualified for Android 15 Developer Preview 1 are supplemented by this list.

A detailed list of devices that work with Google has not yet been released. In light of this, you might want to see if the Android 15 Beta update is available for your smartphone.

If you have a Pixel device and want to try the Android 15 Beta release, you can sign up for the Android Beta program, flash the factory image, or sideload the ROM.

Private Space

Google’s addition of Private Space, a feature that makes it simple to conceal specific apps from your app drawer, to Android 15 is one of the most significant changes. You may select apps in Private Space that you don’t want other people to know about, much like in a digital safe.

While some devices already have a comparable function, Google is now integrating this feature into Android natively.

App icons assigned to Private Safe can only be accessible by device passwords or biometrics; they won’t appear in the app drawer or settings menu.

Additionally, these applications won’t send you any alerts, protecting your private information—including financial and health information—from prying eyes. Furthermore, the device’s energy and resources won’t be used by these inactive apps.

Secure app launches

Malicious apps should find it more difficult to operate in the background when another app is open in the forefront on Android 15. Even while Android 10 offers this functionality, the next OS update will make it almost hard for outsiders to run “task hijacking” apps.

Improved multitasking on large screens

Google is rolling out a feature for tablets and foldable phones that lets users store two frequently used apps for large screens.

You may keep your favorite split-screen configurations on the home screen with this “Save App” function, which couples. This facilitates fast application launches as well as seamless program switching.

Predictive back gestures

The purpose of the phone’s back button is to return you to the previous page or screen. It isn’t always correct, though. By including a predictive back option that provides a brief preview of the destination of the back button press, Google is enhancing the usefulness of this gesture. This is anticipated to contribute to a decrease in the quantity of incorrect application visits.

Other features in Android 15 Beta 2

On Android 15 Beta 2, Google is also integrating Remote Views into the Widget Picker. Widgets may be viewed in this way before being added to the home screen. In order to improve tracking of fitness and health, Google will also let Health Connect to collect mode data. It will now enable training schedules for regimented exercises and skin temperature from wearables.

New features in Android 15 Preview 1

Developer previews are for developers (of course). This build aims to let devs test their apps and give initial feedback. It’s not as feature-rich as the final version which you get through an OTA. However, the latest Android 15 preview did reveal some upcoming features.

The Android 15 Preview 1 modifies the Bluetooth settings. Now, when you tap the Bluetooth button in Quick Settings, a menu appears, much as when you tap the Wi-Fi and mobile data keys. This is an improvement over Android 14, where you could toggle Bluetooth on or off by tapping it, and get the complete settings by long pressing it.

Google also included a worldwide option to disable keyboard haptic feedback with the initial beta. You may now simply turn it off from the settings, as opposed to the previous requirement of doing it from the keyboard you were using.

There are other places on Android 15 where you may choose to protect yourself from the barrage of alerts. “Lower the notification volume when you get many successive notifications from the same app” is a modification that Google is planning to include in Android 15. Vibration feedback is also added to the brightness slider in Android 15 Preview 1.

Android 15 rumored features

Android 15 will keep all the features Google announced with Android 14, but it will also introduce several new ones. According to an early rumor reported by Mishaal Rahman, Android 15 will split NFC from system updates. This change will help Google quickly address issues related to the NFC stack, allowing updates to be delivered through the Play Store.

Battery health percentage is another interesting feature coming to Android 15. As reported by Android Authority, this feature will tell you an estimated percentage of charge the battery can currently hold compared to when it was new. Does this ring a bell? A similar feature is already available on iPhones.

Android 15 is also expected to feature a hidden space called Private Space. It will allow you to hide apps in a folder that will require PIN, pattern, password, or biometrics to access. Private Space would contain its own Google Play Store, which could be used to download apps you don’t want anyone else using your phone to see. Samsung phones already have this feature in the form of Secure Folder.

Android Police reports that Android 15 will simplify multitasking with Saved App Pairs. This feature will let you save app pairs in split-screen mode, making it easy to start using both apps with just a tap. For instance, if you frequently use X and Chrome in split-screen mode, you can create an app pair for them to launch them side-by-side automatically.

Lock screen widgets could make a return with Android 15. An option to share the audio you are listening to with people around you may also be announced.

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