First Beta Version of Android 15 Released

Google is starting open testing for the upcoming Android 15 mobile platform. The release of Android 15 is expected in the third quarter of 2024. To evaluate the new features of the platform, a program for preliminary testing has been proposed. Firmware assemblies have been prepared for devices including Pixel 6/6a Pro, Pixel 7/7a/7 Pro, Pixel 8/8a/8 Pro, Pixel Fold, and Pixel Tablet. For more information, you can visit the official announcement.

Changes in Android 15 Beta1 compared to the second version include:

  • The operating system now has the capability to archive rarely used applications to free up space on the device. Applications with specific permissions can request archiving of the installed package, which removes the APK package and cache files but retains shortcuts and user data. Archivated applications will be restored upon launch.
  • Applications can now display content from edge to edge by default, allowing information to be shown on the entire screen without being obstructed by system panels. This eliminates the need to call specific functions to enable this mode.
  • Improvements have been made for NFC support, making it easier to use a phone with NFC for touchless payments. Applications can now register a listener for NFC activities when multiple NFC apps are being used on the device.
  • A new class called profilingmanager has been added, allowing applications to request profiling data such as memory dumps and stack activity.
  • Additionally, the API e2eecontactKetkeysmanager has been included in this release.
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