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Google plans to introduce app archive feature with Android 15

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Last year, Google introduced a very useful feature in the Google Play Store named App Archive. With this feature, users will have the option to install new applications without deleting existing ones, even if their storage is low. Basically, the feature is designed to make the apps archived to create space for installing new apps. Now,  this functionality is expanding in Android 15.

Google gives users more control over their app archives

The existing feature of app archiving is limited to the Google Play Store, and that is not also uncontrollable. It means that whenever a user turns on this feature and then installs any application from the Play Store, it randomly archives apps, and the user will not have any control over it.

According to the information, Google will expand this feature for Android device users and will be more controllable on Android 15, which means users will have the option of choosing which app they want to archive.

According to what was investigated by the Android Authority, Google has introduced its unfinished archiving feature in the Android 14 QPR2 beta. Here an option of apps archive and unarchive appeared, but it was not properly worked in the then update, but latest in the BEA 3 update, the option is working. When the apps archiving was turned on, it showed a new archive button, which is added to the app info page for individual apps. Tapping on that button triggered an app archive.

However, when the team tried to unarchive or restore the button, it didn’t work as expected because it’s, of course, incomplete work, but it got the proper indication that the company will introduce the working feature to Android devices in the upcoming Android update.


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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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