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Android 15 Might Permit More Apps to Utilize Full Display

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From using the phones only for calling purposes to spending at least more than half of the day on phones, technology and demands grew.

It’s nostalgic, when we used to play “snake game” on the phone with a maximum 2-inch display. But as the technology started to expand, the size of the display also increased as per the demands of people.

Beyond question, as compared to the past, today we are using phones with the suffix “smart,” which undoubtedly makes the phone smart. The Android smartphone brands are offering more and more facilities and features as per convenience, so that users get an enhanced experience.

Now that we’ve added an extra layer of upgrading, it’s time for the upcoming Android 15. And the reports indicate that Android 15 is poised to force a few applications to go edge-to-edge by default.

According to Mishaal Rahman and colleagues at androidauthority, it seems that Google intends to make the entire space available on the display occupable by default in Android 15, the next version of the green robot.

For going edge-to-edge, the application needs to opt-in by putting into attention a few APIs. This is due to the fact that drawing the UI behind the navigation bar and status bar probably does not make sense for each application, especially in scenarios where there are interactive elements such as buttons that would overlap with the system bars. Before empowering the edge-to-edge mode for the applications, developers have a way of addressing these overlaps.

But here is the question: why has Google so far chosen not to bring to bear this mechanism for each application? The code was discovered in the latest Android 14 QPR2 beta 3, in which a few clues have been spotted as to how the Mountain View Giant may be planning to force an application to occupy 100% of the display in Android 15.

Back in Android 11, Google had announced a new page in the settings named App Compatibility Changes, the purpose of which is just to permit the developers to activate individual system behaviors for their application based on the target API level.

The reports unveiled that initially, by inquiring into the code of Android 14 QPR2 BEta 3, a new change to the compatibility of the application was made called EDGE_TO_EDGE_BY_DEFAULT. The description reads, “Make the app go edge-to-edge by default if the target SDK is Vanilla Ice Cream or higher.”

It is expected that Vanilla Ice Cream is the codename for Android 15, which makes us think that this compatibility change will be applied to applications destined for the forthcoming version of the robot. Considering that Google annually obliges developers to update their apps by implementing the latest APIs, most of the software on the Play Store should target Android 15.

However, at the moment, Google itself has not revealed anything officially yet regarding this change in Android 15. So the reports are based on expectations.


Aastha is a Author of Samlover.com. With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.

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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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Android 15 Will Let You Choose Any Third-Party App As Default Wallet App

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Google is actively working on Android 15 to offer bundles of new features, improvements, and changes for enhancing users’ experiences, out of which it is bringing a new power to set a third-party payment app as your default app for NFC payments. 

Android 15 Beta 1 is already out now, which brings several new features; most probably, these will be housed in the stable version. Among the dozens of new features, one of them is the ability to switch to using third-party apps as the default wallet app. The goal behind this change is simply to make Android devices more customizable. 

With this feature, if you set any third-party app as your default wallet app, all NFC payments will go through that application instead of the Google Wallet application. However, at the moment, it is yet to be exactly clear which wallet application will be supported, but you can expect to use other applications that permit the storage of credit or loyalty cards, car keys, and other things that help with different types of transactions. 

On the recently released Android 15 Beta 1, the Amex application also now shows up as an option next to the Google Wallet application on the default Wallet application settings page. It is expected that more applications should start listing up in this list eventually. Apart from this, it is already clear that Google is dedicatedly focusing on improving the privacy and security options with Android 15. 

Since Android 15 Beta 1 is already out, if the beta phase runs as per the fixed schedule, then it is expected that the stable version will be available sometime early in the second half of the year. 

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