Android 15 Beta 2 Introduces Several New Features

As promised on the second day of Google I/O, the tech titan has released the second beta of Android 15 for Pixel devices. This is one of the first times Google has officially showcased the Android OS on the second day of I/O. However, this doesn’t mean the next version of Android lacks exciting changes. In fact, this year, the OS boasts a long list of new features and changes.

Today, many Android smartphone manufacturers have released the Android 15 beta for their latest smartphones. The list of OEMs includes Honor, iQOO, Lenovo, Nothing, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi.

What’s New in Android 15 Beta 2?

Private space, Yes, it is going to be one of the best features of Android 15. It lets users create a separate space on their devices where they can keep sensitive apps. These apps will stay under an additional layer of authentication. Additionally, When private space is locked by the user, the profile is paused, i.e. the apps are no longer active.

Private space apps show up in a separate container and are hidden from the recent view, notifications, settings, and other apps.

Improved multitasking on large-screen devices is another useful feature coming with today’s update. If you own a large-screen device, tablet, or foldable, you can now pair two apps together and save the shortcut to the home screen. You can tap the app pairs shortcut to launch in split-screen mode.

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With Android 15, Google is bringing even smoother transitions when entering the Picture-in-Picture mode. The next in the line is Predictive Back gestures, they are no longer hidden inside the developer options and enabled by default. So, system animations such as back-to-home, cross-task, and cross-activity will appear for apps.

Custom Vibrations, you will soon be able to set custom vibrations for specific contacts for notification alerts.

New data types for Health Connect, with the latest update Google is adding support for two new data types – skin temperatures and training plans.

Apart from these changes, Google adds many new privacy and security features to the Android operating system.

Theft Protection is another great addition to the Android OS. It uses the ML model to detect when someone snatches your device, it will automatically get locked. The feature will be released through Google Play Services later this year for phones running on Android 10 or newer. OTP redaction in notifications will hide the OTPs when you receive a notification.

Apart from these changes, Google addresses several known issues and system-wide enhancements.

Google kicks off the second beta with the AP31.240426.022 build number and May security patch. In terms of compatibility, the Android 15 officially supports the Pixel 6 and all newer models including the Pixel Tablet and Pixel Fold. The update is also live for the newly released Pixel 8a.

Google labels this release as an “incremental Beta-quality release.” Just like the first beta, it is stable enough for general use, testing, as well as development. However, you may still encounter some bugs and issues while using it on your smartphone.

If your Pixel is already on beta 1.2, then you may have already received beta 2 over-the-air. However, if you are on Android 14 and want to update to Android 15 beta, then you can join the Android Beta Program. Once you enroll in the beta program, then you will receive the beta update on your smartphone over the phone. You can check for the software updates by navigating to Settings > System > System updates.

When installed you can use the Android Beta Feedback app to submit problems or issues available on the beta.

You can manually sideload the upgrade your phone to the beta, visit this page to download the Factory images and this page to get the OTA files. Make sure to take a backup before sideloading the new software.

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