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No More OTP Worries! Android 15 Puts a Wall Around Your Sensitive Notifications

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Privacy and security are the primary things that every Android user asks for. And fortunately, Android 15 will bring dedicated features for enhancing the user’s security experience. 

Usually, to add an extra layer of security, users should use a passcode or enable two-factor authentication (2FA). Whereas some forms of 2FA are more secure as compared to others, Now the reports are saying that Android 15 might be adding a new feature that prevents OTPs from being read by malicious Android applications. 

As per the reports digging through the Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1 update, the addition of a new permission named RECEIVE_SENSITIVE_NOTIFICATIONS. This permission has a high protection level of role signature, which means that it can only be granted to applications along with the essential requirement role or to applications that the OEM signs. 

However, the brand has not officially mentioned the exact role that grants the permission, and it is expected that Google doesn’t intend to open this permission up to third-party applications. The report says that this is an API that permits the application to read or take action on all notifications. Users need to manually grant application permission in Settings even before the NotificationListenerService API becomes available.

The reporters mentioned that they don’t know exactly what an “untrusted” app refers to, but it may be any application that does not hold the new RECEIVE_SENSITIVE_NOTIFICATIONS permission. It is expected that this permission would apply to select system apps. It is also not clear yet what kind of notification stands “sensitive” as per the prospect of Google, but there’s a reason to believe they are referring to notifications with 2FA codes. 

As per the reports, while digging through the source code for Android 14, a new flag named OTP_REDACTION came to be known, which is used to gate “redaction of OTP notifications on the lock screen.” Also, Android will have three ways to protect users from leaking their 2FA codes to third parties. The OTP_REDACTION flag suggests that Android will stop users from leaking their 2FA codes on the lock screen, whereas the RECEIVE_SENSITIVE_NOTIFICATIONS permission suggests that Android will stop untrusted applications from reading notifications along with 2FA codes.


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Samsung One UI 7 Unsupported Device List

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Samsung is aggressively looking forward to the Android 15-based One UI 7 OS update. Currently, the company is taking a breather after almost completing the One UI 6.1 rollout. Unfortunately, some of the Galaxy devices are out of the race for One UI 7. Here’s the unsupported device list. 

Samsung, with the Galaxy S24 series, offers seven years of major OS updates and security patches. Previously, it stuck with the promise of offering four years of major updates and five years of security patches. With this promise, some of the Galaxy devices complete their four-year period, and finally, they are out of the race to receive any new major updates. That’s the reason why a bundle of Galaxy devices is ineligible for the One UI 7 (Android 15) update. 

Check out the list mentioned below to see if your device is listed on the list.

One UI 7 Unsupported Device List 

  • Galaxy A04s
  • Galaxy A13
  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A52
  • Galaxy A52 5G
  • Galaxy A52s
  • Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy M33 5G
  • Galaxy M23
  • Galaxy F23

However, Samsung has not officially released the One UI 7 ineligible device yet, so it might be possible for the brand to add more devices to the list. Samsung has already started internal One UI 7 beta testing for the Galaxy S4 device, which could arrive sometime in August. However, recently it was reported that Samsung could not release One UI 7 early since it is actively looking forward to releasing the Android 14-based One UI 6.1.1 first. 

One UI 7 will bring dozens of new notable changes, improvements, and features, including AI-powered tools to make your daily life tasks easier. If your device is on the list mentioned above, then you should consider switching your smartphone to an upgraded one. 

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Samsung One UI 7.0 with Android 15: When Is It Coming?

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Samsung is already done with the Android 14-based One UI 6.1 era, and its upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6 will run One UI 6.1.1 out of the box. Now the giant is actively working to introduce the Android 15-based One UI 7.0update. Here’s the possible release date for One UI 7. 

Android 15 and One UI 7.0 Release Date

It has already been reported that Samsung has started its One UI 7 internal beta testing for the Galaxy S24. Galaxy smartphone users are eagerly waiting for the next major update, which is expected to bring tons of new features, improvements, and upgrades. The notable part of this upcoming update is that it will bring new AI-powered tools to expand the Galaxy AI package. 

When to Expect Samsung’s Android 15-based One UI 7.0

However, the internal beta testing for the One UI 7 has been spotted on the server, but Samsung has yet to confirm the arrival date for the update. Although, following the previous major One UI update release, One UI 7 is highly expected to arrive in late October 2024. The giant released OneUI 6.0 last year on October 30. Before that, OneUI 5.0 was released on October 24th. By these scheduled metrics, One UI 7.0 is expected to go live sometime in the final days of October. 

Now, as per recent report, One UI 7 will not arrive as early as was expected since there are a few circumstances, such as One UI 6.1.1. According to the tipster, the brand will start rolling out the One UI 6.1.1 to Galaxy S24 users in August. After that, it will look forward to the One UI 7 schedule. 

However, it’s possible that this time the brand could delay the One UI 7 official release since it is expanding the Galaxy AI package by offering more generative AI-powered tools. This fact is speculated since the giant got delayed in One UI 6.1 development, and the blame goes to the AI features. 

Before the stable release, Samsung usually offers the chance to test the latest major One UI upgrades through its beta program. The Galaxy S23 One UI 6.0 beta program went live in August last year. Samsung has yet to announce the launch date of the Android 15-based One UI 7.0 update. It will be interesting to see what new novelties the brand will offer with this major update.

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Android 15 Reaches Beta 3: Platform Stability Approaching

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Google has been working on the Android 15 development since the start of the year. The company introduced the first beta update in April 2024, then gradually moved forward with more updates. It is worth noticing that between the major beta updates, the search giant has also introduced some more updates in the form of fixes. It is now constantly moving in the development, but it has made the third beta update live for the Pixel devices.

Android 15 Beta 3: What’s New 

With the latest Android 15 beta 3, Google has introduced some new changes and improvements for the functionality of the devices. According to the changelog, users can now sign in to apps with passcodes using biometrics in one step. If users dismiss the passcode prompt, they can still see it in autofill suggestions. Now, credential providers can integrate with the system UI through a single-step sign-in experience, which makes the process more convenient. 

Additionally, WebSQL support in Android Webview is disproved, and it is planned to be removed in the next year. So developers are advised to switch to web storage API technologies like indexedDB. It is worth noticing that the latest beta update brings the June 2024 security patch to the devices. 

Availability and installation 

Android 15 beta 3 is live for all the eligible Pixel devices. For your information, the beta update is available for these devices: Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet, Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, and Pixel 8a. If you are using any of the devices, you should start getting new beta updates for your service. If you don’t enroll in the beta program, you can still do that by following this process

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