Google’s First Android 15 Developer Preview Is Officially Available For Pixel Devices, Featuring Slew Of Tweaks And More 

The first official sight of Android 15 has finally arrived! This is the perfect opportunity for several Android developers to collaborate with Google in order to build a much better Android experience. It brings numerous changes that will help develop a dignified platform to deliver several essential functionalities that improve productivity and boost performance and security on a wide range of Android devices.  

Google has released the first Android 15 developer preview, which includes a wide series of out-of-the-box changes to strengthen communication between the hardware and software. The first Android 15 developer preview is now available, while the public betas will be arriving by early summer. 

Android Dynamic Performance Framework

The latest Android 15 focuses on the Android Dynamic Performance Framework that allows certain performance-intensive applications and games to interact directly with the Android phone’s power and thermal systems. This significantly allows the phone to seamlessly adjust its performance power, GPU, and CPU frequencies all together in order to fulfill the most demanding workflows, leading to a much better overall performance of the device. 

Android 15: Privacy Sandbox on Android 

At the same time, the update also focuses on security and privacy, with the strongest protection against phishing and malware attacks. By further enhancing the user’s privacy and security, the new Android 15 Developer Preview also includes the latest Privacy Sandbox on Android to build new technologies that will help deliver effective Privacy and security functionalities for the users. 

File Integrity and Partial Screen Sharing

Not just the Privacy and security changes leverage to improve user privacy and security, allowing users to have a much more secure Android experience, but also the latest Android 15 developer preview comes with the support of File integrity as well as a Partial screen sharing feature. The Android 15 File Integrity Manager is powered with the fs-verify feature that allows you to have much-enhanced protection and security against several potential malware or unauthenticated files that could lead to any compromise to your application’s functionality. 

On the other hand, the Partial screen sharing feature brings the capability to users so that they can seamlessly share or record just the app window instead of recording and sharing the entire phone’s screen. In contrast, the new Android 15 also brings several improvements within the in-app camera controls functionality, allowing users more control over the camera hardware, including low light enhancements and advanced flash strength adjustments. 

Availability And Eligible Devices

Furthermore, the latest Android 15 first developer preview consists of OpenJDK APIs that significantly include quality improvements to NIO buffers, streams, security, and more. From the Android devices running Android 12 or higher, these APIs will be released to them through Google Play System updates. In contrast, Google is rolling out the first Android 15 developer preview to several eligible Pixel devices listed below.

  • Pixel 6 and 6 Pro
  • Pixel 6a
  • Pixel 7 and 7 Pro
  • Pixel 7a
  • Pixel Fold
  • Pixel Tablet
  • Pixel 8 and 8 Pro

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Aakash Gour

Aakash is the main editor of RM Update and coordinator of the news area. If it is important and urgent, Aakash has written about it. He is an expert in the Android and Google ecosystem. He has been writing about mobile phones and technology in RM Update since 2019, a time in which he has been debugging his analyses and especially product photography.

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