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Google rolls out Android 15 Beta 1- Top features that are coming to your smartphone soon

Android 15 Beta 1 introduces a range of new features and improvements, including enhanced cellular network security, full screen Wi-Fi privacy settings, and support for edge-to-edge displays.

By: MOHAMMAD REHAN KHAN
Updated on: Apr 13 2024, 07:39 IST
Improved Bluetooth stability and security highlight the latest developments in Android's upcoming release. (Unsplash)

Google has just rolled out the Beta 1 version of Android 15, giving users a preview of what's to come in the next major iteration of its operating system. This release marks a significant step forward in the development of Android, offering a glimpse into the new features and improvements that users can expect.

Enhanced Cellular Network Security

One of the key highlights of Android 15 Beta 1 is the focus on enhancing cellular network security. Users can now access advanced security settings through the Security & Privacy menu, providing them with greater control over their network connections and ensuring a safer browsing experience, reported 9to5google.

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Another noteworthy addition is the introduction of full screen Wi-Fi privacy settings. With a new toggle option, users can now choose whether to send their device name when connecting to Wi-Fi networks, offering increased privacy protection and control over personal data.

Android 15 Beta 1 also brings a range of new widgets, including the highly anticipated 'Pixel Weather' widgets. These widgets provide users with real-time weather updates directly on their home screens, keeping them informed about current weather conditions at a glance.

In addition, users now have the ability to set their default wallet app preferences, streamlining the payment process and making transactions more convenient than ever before. Furthermore, apps targeting Android 15 can take advantage of edge-to-edge display capabilities, offering immersive and seamless user experiences.

Addressing Known Issues and Bugs

While Android 15 Beta 1 introduces several exciting features, it also addresses various known issues and bugs reported during the development process. Google has worked diligently to resolve these issues, ensuring a smoother and more stable user experience.

One area of focus has been Bluetooth functionality, with significant improvements made to stability, pairing reliability, and overall user experience. Additionally, security enhancements have been implemented to address vulnerabilities related to legacy Bluetooth pairing for specific device models.

Android 15 Beta 1 represents a significant step forward for Google's mobile operating system. As users explore the new features and updates, their feedback will play a crucial role in shaping the final release of Android 15, expected to arrive in the coming months.

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