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Android 15 Beta 2 Packed with Exciting New Features

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Google has moved one more step forward toward Android 15 development with the second version of Android 15 in a beta channel. With the latest beta update, the company has introduced several new features that will be included in the stable update. Let’s explore all the latest innovations.

Android 15 Beta 2 features

Google introduced Android 15 beta 1 last week. With the first beta update, the company has introduced several features and changes to the existing functionality, but after realizing that there were several issues addressed by users, the company brought two minor updates in the form of beta 1.1 and beta 1.2

Moving forward, the company has started rolling out a second major beta update for Android 15, which will provide several new features. According to the official changelog, the update has improved the AV1 software devoting, modernized Android‘s GPU access, and brought a new private space for more privacy.

For more privacy, it has brought new secure background activity launches; it has brought new customization for vibration effects for notification channels; and many more. If you want to get more details about the changelog, then you can check the official site.

Fixes bugs and issues

Along with the new feature introduction, the company has also fixed issues reported by developers and some user-level issues related to some issues, like Google Play services not working, a fixed issue where Unicode 15.1 is not working, the viewfinder for the QR scanner is not working, and some Bluetooth-related functions are also fixed.

Android 15 beta 2 is available for all eligible Pixel devices with the firmware version number AP31.240426.022. If you are also using any Pixel device that is eligible to get Android 15, then to try the latest update, you have to enroll your device in the Android beta program by following these simple steps.

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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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Android 15 Introduces Circle to Search Feature with Action Key

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Android 15 will be the most innovative OS on Android smartphones. Google, with its latest major OS update, lets you use the Circle to Search feature even when the persistent taskbar is showing on tablets. 

Initially, Circle to Search with Google debuted on the recently launched Galaxy S24 series, then expanded to Motorola Galaxy and Pixel devices, including tablets. However, the recent release on the Pixel Tablet of Android 15 has a kind of bug that forces the feature not to work with the action key. 

The action key is the button on the Android taskbar that introduces the floating app drawer. Just because Circle to Search can be appealing by long-pressing on the navigation handle, you might think there isn’t an issue with the feature on the Pixel Tablet. However, the navigation handle vanished while switching to the persistent taskbar, which means there’s no medium to appeal to Circle to Search unless you change back to the original, transient taskbar. 

The circle to search feature on the Pixel Tablet permits you to search on-screen content to avoid the time-consuming searching steps, but it had a bug in Android 15. It comes into action by long-pressing navigation action, but that disappeared while switching to the persistent taskbar. This meant that Circle to Search was not usable with the persistent taskbar. Now, Google, with the latest Android 15 Beta 3, has fixed this by permitting users to invoke Circle to Search with the action key regardless of the taskbar style.

When you boot up Android 15 Beta 3 and switch to the persistent taskbar, the launcher will even inform you that this is now possible by displaying a pop-up. Notably, the function to use the action key for this feature in Android 15 Beta 3 is not groundbreaking with the transient taskbar; it seems quite convenient with the persistent taskbar. This fix will help tablet users easily access Circle to Search, regardless of their taskbar preference. The update also permits the feature to be used even in split-screen mode. 

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