NIX Solutions: Android 15 Beta 2 Innovations and Updates

Google has introduced the second beta version of the Android 15 operating system. The update will be available not only for Pixel series smartphones, but also for devices from other manufacturers, including Honor, OnePlus, iQOO, Lenovo, Nothing, Realme, Oppo, Tecno, Sharp, Vivo, and Xiaomi.

Key Innovations in Privacy and Security

One of the key innovations in Android 15 will be the Private Space feature. This new feature allows users to create separate encrypted profiles on their smartphones to store personal files, photos, correspondence, and other confidential information. When a personal profile is locked, all applications associated with it are automatically suspended. Private Space will have independent screen lock settings, enabling users to set a separate password or other security mechanisms for it. Additionally, personal apps will not appear on the desktop or in the recent apps list, protecting sensitive data from accidental access.

Enhancements in Usability and Performance

An interesting innovation is the predictive “Back” gesture. Now, when moving between pages of an application and exiting it, the user sees exactly where the “Back” gesture will take them, knowing whether the gesture will close the application. In the second beta of Android 15, this new feature is active by default but only works fully in applications that have added support for it, mainly Google services and Settings.

Another important improvement concerns performance and energy saving. Android 15 will not allow apps to actively run in the background for more than 6 hours, reducing unnecessary CPU load and saving battery power. Additionally, Google promises to optimize transitions between applications and modes for a smoother experience. On larger screens, it will be possible to pin the recent applications bar. Improved transition animations have also been implemented for the “picture-in-picture” mode.

The design of the volume panel has changed, which opens by clicking on three dots in the mini-panel called up by the physical rocker. Volume controls for media, notifications, calls, and alarms now feature Material You’s signature style, with thick sliders.

New Features for Enhanced User Experience

Another useful new option is the advanced vibration settings for alerts. Users will now be able to assign unique haptics to different apps and notification types. The updated Google Health Connect module will receive support for additional sensors, including those for tracking body temperature. Users can now create a shortcut for a couple of applications to quickly launch them in split-screen mode. Additionally, the “Do not recommend” option became available by holding the application icon in the recommended list.

Thus, the new version of Android focuses on improving usability, performance, and personal data security. The next beta is due in June, the final one is expected a month later, and then Google will unveil the final public release, adds NIX Solutions. In the meantime, device manufacturers are testing the beta version for compatibility with their software and hardware.

Stay tuned for more updates as we’ll keep you updated on the latest developments with Android 15.