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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 to bring a new Contact Keys feature similar to iOS 17’s Constant Key Verification

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Google is actively working on its next iteration of Android 15, as it has already made Android 15 beta 3.1 available to download. With the initial beta of Android 15, Google has introduced a new E2eeContactKeysManager API, designed to facilitate end-to-end encryption in Android applications. 

The giant claims this new API was developed for storing public encryption keys. The giant has designed this system in a way that integrates with its contact app to permit users to manage and verify the public keys of their contacts in one place. 

Google introduced the API with Android 15. Google Play Services will manage the functionality regarding contact keys, and the monitoring of the code in a recent beta version has made it quite possible to acknowledge strings that offer interesting information on how it will work. 

Three notable tasks appear in the Google Play services, which are as follows: 

  • For onboarding 
  • For viewing the QR code
  • For scanning the QR code, 

These tasks are being speculated on by the strings that refer to the functionality reported by one of our colleagues, Android Authority

It seems that Contact Keys will rely on Google Contacts for its interface. Users who want to ensure that all of their E2E applications are encrypted can scan the QR code housed in the other person’s Google Contact application. On the other hand, Apple, with iOS 17.2, introduced a feature called Constant Key Verification, which is quite similar to this feature. The contact key verification feature permits you to receive automatic alerts to verify that only you are communicating with the people you want. This feature helps to avoid the risk of provoking cyberattacks and ensuing awful surprises. 

At the time, Android 15 is still in the developing phase and is expected to go stable live soon.


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Android 15 Beta 3.1: Google Rolls Out Update to Address Lockscreen Issues

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A couple of weeks ago, Google introduced the Android 15 Beta 3 update to move forward in the direction of Android 15 stability.

According to the information, this will be the last phase of the testing where the user will get the opportunity to provide feedback on the devices. Let’s explore the latest beta update.

Google has released the Android 15 beta 3.1 update for the Pixel devices, with the latest update having the firmware version number AP31.240517.031. However, since the update, the company has made some new changes.

According to the official changelog, the update has brought new fixes to issues related to biometric face authentication, audio quality, tough input, and prompts. For details, you can check the official changelog below.

Android 15 Beta 3.1 official changelog

  • Fixed issues that caused the lock screen to intercept touch input and prompt the user to unlock the device, even when interacting with elements on the lock screen that don’t require the device to be unlocked. (Issue #348101427Issue #345873537)
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused biometric face authentication to fail.
  • Fixed various other issues that were impacting system stability, connectivity, and audio quality.

As it is a beta update, it is available for the user who has enrolled their device in the beta program; however, if you are one of those who haven’t enrolled in the beta program, you can still enroll in the beta program by following the following simple steps: It is worth noticing that the update is available for select Pixel devices, including the 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. 

Android 15 stable update: availability

As far as the availability of the stable Android 15 update is concerned, it is expected that the company will introduce the stable update next month. According to the graphics shared by Google, it has planned to release a beta update for four months from April to July, which is now reached; however, there is still some expectation that some more minor updates may arrive this month, but most probably the device will get the stable update next month.


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One UI 7.0 and Android 15: Major Update Debuts on These Galaxy Devices

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Samsung was busy distributing multiple updates for devices, including One UI 6.1 and security patches for eligible devices. Now the company is preparing to release One UI 6.1.1, the next feature-full update, which will be based on Android 14. However, Galaxy users are not too excited because they are now eagerly waiting for the next major update, One UI 7.0, which will be available in the next few weeks.

One UI 7 Availability

Samsung always introduced its major One UI update after the launch of Google’s latest Android version, which is obvious because every new One UI major update is based on the new Android version. As far as the One UI 7 availability is concerned, according to the past, the update will be available for eligible devices in October. However, users on selected devices can also get early access in the form of beta updates.

One UI 7 Expected Feature

The One UI 7 update will be based on Android 15, so it will be packed with all the new features that are arriving in the new Android version. Going into the details, it is reported that there will be a new notification option applied for more control, and it may provide a new vertical app drawer. This time Samsn will allow us to check the phone’s battery health, just like the iPhone, with more detailed statistics. The ability to archive applications will also be one of the important developments. Similarly, there will be more new features arriving with Android 15. Now let’s explore which Galaxy device will get the One UI 7.0 as the first major update.

List of Galaxy devices to get One UI 7.0 & Android 15 as the first major update 

  • Galaxy Z Fold 6 & Flip 6 (Unreleased)
  • Galaxy S24
  • Galaxy S24+
  • Galaxy S24 Ultra
  • Galaxy A55
  • Galaxy A35
  • Galaxy A25
  • Galaxy A15 5G
  • Galaxy A15
  • Galaxy M55
  • Galaxy M35
  • Galaxy M15
  • Galaxy F55
  • Galaxy F15
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2024)
  • Galaxy Tab Active5
  • Galaxy XCover7

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