Android 15 Developer Preview 2 Goes Live!

Google has just released the second developer preview of Android 15. The incremental upgrade brings a bunch of new features, changes, as well as enhancements to the Android operating system. Read on to know everything about the Android 15 developer preview 2.

The second preview brings us one step closer to the Android 15 beta, which is expected to release in one month. Google pushes the incremental preview with the AP31.240223.016.A3 build number. Keep in mind that the Android 15 is compatible with Pixel 6 and newer models.

Here’s every change coming with Android 15 second preview.

Satellite Connectivity: The anticipated feature, Satellite Connectivity is finally here. You can now connect your smartphone to a satellite, once connected, you will see a notification like the one above. Using this feature users can also send and receive SMS/MMS (and RCS) messages.

Android 15 Developer Preview 2

Smoother NFC Experiences: The update brings enhancements to NFC payment experiences to make tap-and-pay experiences more seamless and reliable.

PDF Improvements: The next big change coming with the update is PDF improvements, users can now search in embedded PDF files. Other than that, the update rendering of password-protected files, form editing, selection (and copy), annotations, and more.

Android 15 Developer Preview 2

Cover screen support: Clamshell foldable smartphones, aka, flippables, officially get cover screen support, making the experience more reliable and smoother. Developers can now easily add cover screen support in their apps.

Screen Record Detection: Another privacy feature coming to Android, apps can now easily detect when screen recording is enabled.

Media Refinements: Android 15 second preview also brings improvements to HDR Headroom Control and Loudness Control. Users can now easily set desired HDR headroom in the Photos app. For loudness controls, Android 15 now support CTA-2075.

Android 15 Developer Preview 2

So if you own an Android 15 eligible phone, you can install the update manually using a couple of methods. One of the common and easy methods is installing a factory image. If you want to test the new Android 15 Developer Preview 2, make sure you first backup all your data.

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