Google’s latest Android 15 developer preview is now available

 

Google’s second developer preview for Android 15 has arrived, bringing the long-awaited support for contactless payments, multi-language recognition, volume stability, and satellite connectivity along with several improvements to interactions with PDFs through apps Is.

These developer-focused betas are a proving ground for features that will likely Include it in the final public release scheduled for later this year. According to Google, the public beta release should be available for testing between April and July.

Here’s Google’s release timeline for Android 15, which could see a full release sometime between August and October this year.

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The latest developer preview addresses some of the bugs and security concerns experienced by Android users, such as making apps more aware of why certain services may be unavailable when devices are using a satellite connection. This is also the first official confirmation that Android 15 will come with satellite messaging, with Google’s press release saying that the new preview includes support for “preloaded RCS applications that use satellite connectivity to send and receive messages.” Is.

Android 15 should make it clear when satellite connectivity is enabled and potentially limit some app functions.

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Support for screen recording detection is being introduced for apps that enable users to be notified when their activity is recorded. The reliability of one-tap contactless payments is also being improved for apps that use NFC, and multi-language audio introduced in Android 14 to avoid words falling out when the user switches between languages. The identity is being refined.

Smaller cover screens on flip phones should also be more useful as developers get direct access to more ways to interact with them, while support for the new CTA-2075 loudness standard should help Android users adjust volume inconsistently when switching between content. This should help you avoid doing so. And finally, Google is making “substantial improvements” to PDF features in the apps, adding support for password-protected files, annotations, form editing, search, and selection with copy.

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