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Android 15 Beta 2 Is Now Available

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There’s big news for Android fans! Google just released the second beta version of Android 15. This update is packed with new features for developers to explore, and early adopters can now try it out on their devices too. Even better, the beta program has expanded beyond Pixel phones in the last month, so more people can get a sneak peek at the latest changes coming to the operating system.

Let’s break the news down for Android users! The next version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 15, is here with its second beta. This update brings exciting new AI features, but for now, testing is limited to certain Google Pixel devices:

  • Pixel 6
  • Pixel 6 Pro
  • Pixel 6a
  • Pixel 7
  • Pixel 7 Pro
  • Pixel 7a
  • Pixel Tablet
  • Pixel Fold
  • Pixel 8
  • Pixel 8 Pro
While Pixel phones are the first to get access to the Android 15 beta, some adventurous Android users with phones from other manufacturers can join the party too! There’s a catch though: these third-party devices might have a different beta version depending on what their maker has prepared. It’s also important to note that most of these phones are intended for international markets and may not work in the United States:
  • HONOR Magic 6 Pro: BVL-N49, or higher
  • HONOR Magic V2: VER-N49, or higher
  • vivo X100
  • iQOO 12
  • Lenovo Tab Extreme
  • Nothing Phone (2a)
  • OnePlus 12
  • OnePlus Open
  • Oppo Find N3
  • Realme 12 Pro+ 5G
  • Sharp AQUOS sense8
  • TECNO Camon 30 Pro
  • Xiaomi 14
  • Xiaomi 13T Pro
  • Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro 12.4
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Calling all tech enthusiasts! The wait is over: Google just opened up the Android 15 beta to the public! This means early adopters can now tinker with the latest features alongside developers.

What’s new? Here are some highlights:

  • Apps go big! By default, apps will now use the entire edge-to-edge display, making it easier for developers to create immersive experiences that fill your screen.
  • Tap and pay with ease: Google is giving the near-field communication (NFC) system a boost, making contactless payments smoother and more reliable than ever.
  • Declutter your phone: Tired of app overload? Android 15 introduces a simpler way to archive and unarchive apps, helping you keep your phone organized (although developers will still need to incorporate this feature into their apps).

These are just a few of the improvements coming with Android 15, and it seems like Google is all about making your phone a more streamlined and efficient experience.

New Android 15 beta 2 features

Android 15 just got a whole lot sweeter with the release of beta 2! Here’s a breakdown of the exciting new features:

Battery Boost: Running apps should be smoother and consume less battery thanks to changes in how foreground services work.

Faster App Launches: Get ready for quicker app starts, zippier camera launches, and reduced power drain during startup thanks to increased support for larger page sizes. Plus, Google is modernizing how the system taps into your phone’s graphics processing unit (GPU) for a more efficient performance boost.

Privacy Sandbox: Security gets a major upgrade with “Private Space.” This lets you create a secure zone on your phone to store apps containing sensitive information, like banking apps.

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Multitasking Mania: Calling all multitaskers! You can now save your favorite split-screen app combos for easy access later. Plus, switching between full screen and picture-in-picture mode feels smoother than ever.

Widget Makeover: Widgets are getting a glow-up! Android 15 beta 2 lets you see richer previews of widgets before adding them to your home screen.

Predictive Back is Here: No more app guessing games! The “predictive back” feature finally rolls out, showing you a sneak peek of the app you’re about to go back to.

Healthier Data Management: New data types in Health Connect give you more control over your fitness and health data.

More Inclusive Language Options: Google is expanding its “choose how you’re addressed” setting, allowing users to select masculine, feminine, or neutral pronouns.

Global Tweaks: Beta 2 also includes bug fixes for text display in some languages, a new Japanese font, and the option for richer notification vibrations.

What’s Next? Expect more beta releases throughout May and June. Google aims for platform stability by the end of June, with a potential fall release for Android 15, likely alongside the new Pixel phones. While Google keeps some features under wraps until the Pixel launch, you can jump in and test out Android 15 beta 1 and 2 now on compatible devices. Just remember, beta software can be buggy, so install it with caution!