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Android 15 Could Unfold Digital Wellbeing Features To Third-Party Apps

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Google already made the Android 15 Beta 1.2 available to download for Pixel owners and is gradually but actively moving towards the stable version. The stable version of Android 15 could offer more access to third-party developers for Digital Wellbeing tools.  

A few years ago, Google introduced its Digital Wellbeing application in 2019, this helps users balance their digital lives by tracking how much time they spend on each application. It includes various tools such as Dashboard, App timers, and more. 

Third-party developers have been limited in how they can use the digital wellbeing tools, but that may be changing with Android 15. For now, third-party applications can only make Do Not Disturb schedules using Android’s Digital Wellbeing APIs, but in the scenarios where Android 15 lands by the end of this year, they will get the power to more fully make use of the tools Google has been keeping to itself. 

Particularly, third-party applications will be permitted to make changes to the screen, for instance, by turning off the Always On Display or authorizing Dark Mode. Granted, developers have acknowledged workarounds to enable those features, but now it appears that those functionalities will have official support, a report says. 

If this report came true, then users would have a wider variety of applications to manage screen time and focus at their convenience, instead of relying simply on Google’s built-in tools. However, a few core functionalities; for instance, disabling touch and adjusting brightness will possibly remain restricted. It will be interesting to see the exact change in the stable version.


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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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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Android 15 Can Auto-Delete Unreliable Face and Fingerprint Unlocks

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Google is actively working on its next major update, Android 15. Today it made the third beta ready to download, which brings a new feature that can automatically delete biometrics that are not working seamlessly. 

Most Android smartphones offer biometrics facilities such as fingerprint scanners or facial recognition for unlocking to add an extra layer of protection against unauthorized access. Their accuracy can differ depending on the sensor, producer adjustments, or user scenarios. To take user complaints seriously, the upcoming Android 15 update might help by recommending the re-enrollment of biometrics that are not working well. 

The latest beta of Android 15 introduces a new feature that automatically deletes poorly functioning fingerprint or facial recognition data and prompts the user to re-enroll. The notification will assure the user that the data was deleted because of a malfunction, and it will ask to be re-set up for phone unlocking. 

Android smartphones allow users to manually delete their face or fingerprint model for so long by taking a few easy steps to Settings >> Security & Privacy >> Device Unlock >> Fingerprint & Face Unlock. Select the particular biometric option you want to delete, and then tap on the trash icon. 

However, the feature is still developing in the current beta version, so its functionality is uncertain, at least for now. It remains to be seen exactly how this new feature will work and how convenient it will be. 

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