Android 15: Features, Compatible Devices and Release Date

Are you anticipating the launch of the next version of Android and looking for an Android 15 guide to learn all about the upcoming firmware? If so, then you are in the right place. In this Android 15 guide, you will get to know everything you need to know about the upcoming update.

Android 15 is the latest version of Android and Google has already announced the first Developer Preview of the new update. As per the timeline released by Google, the Android 15 Public Beta is expected to arrive around April 2024 while the final release could be around August 2024.

The Android 15 update is geared to enhancing productivity, minimizing battery impact, maximizing app performance, maximizing smooth app performance, protecting user privacy, and more.

Features and changes in the upcoming Android firmware

Android 15

The first Developer Preview of fifteenth iteration of Android firmware comes with a sneak peek of the upcoming Android OS. Firstly, there is a new Easter egg, which is similar to the recently released Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1.

The new OS will adopt Android 14QPR2’s Bluetooth Quick Setting dialog, allowing you to quickly switch between paired devices without having to enter the Bluetooth settings. For better visibility, there is also a new Camera2 API that allows apps to boost the brightness of the camera preview. Google has also added support for partial screen sharing, which allows users to share or record the app’s window instead of the entire screen of the device.

For haptics, Google has added a new toggle for keyboard vibrations. You’ll be able to turn it on by moving to Settings -> Sound and Vibration -> Vibration and Haptics -> Turn on toggle for keyboard vibrations under the interactive vibration settings.

Google has also added a useful feature titled “Notification Cooldown”. With this feature, when you receive successive notifications from the same app, the volume of notifications will gradually decrease.

Coming to the other changes, the first developer preview will include the newest version of Android AD Services up to the extension level 10, alongside the newest version of Privacy Sandbox. The new Android 15 update boasts the SDK extension v10 for Health Connect by Android, adding support for new data types across nutrition, fitness, and more.

List of devices compatible with Android 15

Coming to compatibility, Pixel 6 and later models will be eligible for the new Android 15 update. Google has updated the compatibility criteria and excluded the likes of Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5a, and Pixel 5 from receiving the Android 15 update. Here is the list of all devices eligible for Android 15 Developer Preview –

  • Google Pixel 6
  • Google Pixel 6a
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro
  • Google Pixel 7
  • Google Pixel 7a
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro
  • Google Pixel 8
  • Google Pixel 8 Pro
  • Google Pixel Tablet
  • Google Pixel Fold

Expected launch date of Android 15

Google has shared the release timeline for the next version of Android OS. The current timeline has revealed that the first public beta release is scheduled to come out in April. The second beta release is scheduled to come out in May at Google’s Annual Developer Conference Event, Google I/O.

Meanwhile, platform stability beta releases are expected to come out in June with the third beta.  While the release date for the final version isn’t specified, it is expected to come out alongside the Google Pixel 9 release in October.

We hope this guide helped you know all you need to know about Android 15. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to mention them in the comments section.

Aviral Sharma
Aviral Sharma
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