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Samsung could decouple NFC updates from Android 15 system updates

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Every Android version brings notable surprises and plenty of improvements with it. At present, rumors and news regarding the upcoming Android 14 are being spread all around the internet. However, Android 14’s launch is currently awaited; still, the internet already started to fill with the next Android 15’s rumors. Recently, we found a report that says Android 15 will bring NFC updates to Galaxy devices. Let’s know more about it.

Let us inform you in 2019, the Mountain View giant Google announced Project Mainline for Android. If you don’t know, this program separates key components of Android from the OS. It basically helps the manufacturer to roll out updates directly through Play Store, which means users no longer need to wait for their manufacturer to include any key component (OS) update in the next OTA system update. They will get it sooner. 

As per the well-known tipster Mishaal Rahman, after Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB stacks, Google is now intending to turn Android’s NFC stack into a modular system component. If that happens, Google will be able to fix any issue that appears on NFC directly by rolling out a bug-fix update through the Google Play Store. The tipster shared that this change isn’t expected to appear in the upcoming Android 14; instead, it can be seen in Android 15. 

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As for Galaxy device users, it is obvious that this modification will reach their Galaxy devices with the future One UI 7.0 software which will get the base of Google’s next Android version- Android 15. The Android 15-based One UI 7.0 is expected to arrive in the third quarter of the next year, 2024. For more information, we should wait till its launch. 


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Android 15 Beta 1.1 Now Live: NFC Fix Included

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Google has rolled out a new beta update for the Pixel devices. This is a new step towards the development of Android 15, more specifically, the Beta 1.1 update, which is now live. It is a minor update that doesn’t bring any new features but fixes some bugs.

In the first beta update of Android 15, several new features will be part of the stable version; however, being a beta update, it doesn’t serve everything in exact form, like the NFC function, which is not working after the first beta update. Due to this issue, users are not able to make contactless payments.

Thankfully, Google has now released Android 15 Beta 1.1, which has brought several fixes, including the NFC issue. Along with this, the update will also fix some issues related to developer settings and clipping issues.

In these fixes, the NFC issue fix is the crucial development that is coming with the Android 15 Beta 1.1. If you are using a Pixel device and have already used the beta update, then you should install the latest update. The update is already live for eligible pixel devices; you can check it in the system settings if you haven’t registered your device to the beta program yet. It can still be joined to the beta program. If you want to get details about the update, check the below official changelog.

Android 15 beta 1.1 official changelog

Fixed a text clipping issue when trying to print. (Issue #334925832Issue #334430062)


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One UI 7.0 (Android 15) Might Bring Vertical App Drawer

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Samsung’s next iteration is Android 15-based One UI 7.0, and deep down, it should be in the developing phase since Google already rolled out the first beta of Android 15. We expect the One UI 7.0 update to introduce a vertical app drawer. 

Transparently, Samsung updates its One UI skin in the most customizable way, despite lacking a feature named vertical app drawer, which users have been asking for a long time. Finally, it is now expected that Samsung could offer the vertical app drawer along with the One UI 7.0 update. 

If the reports are to be believed, the official in charge of Good Lock’s development unveiled that the forthcoming major update of One UI will bring the vertical option in the app drawer, as they unveiled while answering a user’s question regarding the possibility of getting the vertical app drawer feature back in Good Lock’s Home Up module. 

Samsung’s One UI launcher did not permit the awaited vertical app drawer facility, but it was offered as an option in Good Lock’s Home Up module. Interested parties could effortlessly use that feature to change the app drawer’s alignment as per their preference. However, the features were recently removed, and the reason behind this appears to be that One UI 7.0 is about to bring a vertical app drawer option; Home Up doesn’t need that feature anymore. 

Google has already made Android 15 Beta 1 available to download. A few months after Google I/O 2024, Samsung is expected to open the One UI 7.0 Beta program initially for its high-end Galaxy S24 device and then release it for the rest of the flagship device.


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Android 15 Could Add Support For Wireless Charging Through NFC

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Android 15 is the next big iteration of the Android smartphone industry and is expected to bring an advanced layer of upgrades, improvements, new features, and changes as per the convenience of users. Plus, it is also expected to add support for wireless charging via NFC. 

Wireless charging, also called inductive charging, is a way to charge electronic devices without cables, and it is typically handled by the Qi standard. But now it appears that Google is setting up to add overdue support for charging through NFC in Android 15, though it is yet to clear what it may be used for. 

In 2020, the NFC standard added official support for limited wireless charging capabilities, allowing the NFC hardware already in the device to transmit power to other devices. 

Now, reports say that Android 15 appears to be working on support for NFC wireless charging. This is being speculated as code spotted in Android 15 Beta 1 by a colleague specifically calls out the addition of support for ‘NfC Charging.’ 

Although this feature is included within Android 15 Beta 1, it is not officially part of the Android Open Source Project. Since a recent consult on NFC charging in AOSP commits, it’s clear that Google is working on this feature. Noticeably, there are limitations to NFC charging (only 1W) as compared to regular Qi chargers. 

Although the use of this feature is currently unclear, it will be interesting to see how it operates.

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