How to install Android 15 beta, all the news and which phones are compatible

Android 15 beta

After the release of two versions for developers, Android 15 beta finally has a version for the public. Since there are many users who cannot wait until the official launch, Google, as usual, has made the beta version available. Now, how can you participate in the program? What devices are compatible with this version? What news does it bring? Let's see.

Android 15 beta public release aims polish and make any necessary adjustments before final version. The improvements have to do with aspects such as application archiving, privacy and security functions, as well as updates to TalkBack to improve the user experience for people with visual difficulties. Next, let's see how you can install it.

How to install Android 15 beta?

Install Android 15

If you are one of the users who cannot wait any longer to find out what Android 15 will bring, then you should download the beta. But how can you be part of the program? Follow these steps to install this version:

  1. Enter to site from Google's Android Beta program
  2. Access with the Google account that you use on your mobile.
  3. Sign up for the program if your mobile phone is compatible. Go to the 'Your eligible devices' section and select the model.
  4. Download and install the beta version. Remember that it may contain errors.
  5. Restart your phone to complete the installation.
  6. Participate in the Google program and offer your opinion from your device.

Once you sign up for the Android 15 beta program, how long does it take to receive the update? Google explains that Updates are not always effective immediately.. In fact, they can take up to 24 hours to appear. Now, if that time has passed and it still doesn't work, you will have to look for available updates. To achieve this, go to Settings > System > System update.

What should you keep in mind before signing up for the beta? These preliminary versions They may contain errors and problems that affect the normal operation of your phone.. Also, remember that you will not be able to unsubscribe to return to the version you had of Android without first having deleted all the data locally on your mobile. Keep in mind that you may have trouble restoring your backups.

On the other hand, if you want to register for more than one beta program at a time, you will have to register another device that is compatible with the program. You will not be able to register the same mobile phone in more than one beta program.

What are the new features that Android 15 brings?

What's new in Android 15

Well, Android 15 beta has some very useful new features, one of which we had already talked about is the possibility of find your phone even if it is turned off. Another novelty has to do with archiving applications. Although this function was already available in Android 14, it will now be improved: manual archiving can be performed.

The above means that we can choose which applications to archive, which will give us a little more space on the mobile, since we will be partially “deleting” the apps that we rarely use. How will you be able to do it? It is very simple. You just have to go to “Settings” > “Applications”, choose the app and tap the “Archive” button.

Another new feature that Android 15 beta has has to do with the interface of the applications, with the appearance they will have from now on. In this sense, Apps can be seen from edge to edge and not partially, as we saw in Android 14. This will be possible on all devices that are compatible with this version.

The display of The lettering and text has also received some improvements so that they look good regardless of the language. For example, languages ​​like Chinese and Japanese will look cleaner and sleeker on screen.

Other very useful news

People with visual difficulties will also be able to take advantage of the new features of Android 15. Communication with TalkBack has been improved, since Google will now have support for Braille devices that use the HID standard through USB or Bluetooth connection.

Privacy and security have also received some modifications in this beta version. The latest update incorporates a function to pProtect information stored on your phone with an end-to-end encryption layer. In addition, Google has also taken care to “prevent malicious background apps from bringing other apps to the foreground, elevating their privileges, and abusing user interaction”.

What phones are compatible with Android 15 beta?

Google Pixel 7

Pixel 7 / Google Store

Well, since not everything that glitters is gold, now we have to know which phones are compatible with this beta version of Android 15. Although the ideal would be that all devices with Android 14 could try this preliminary version, the truth is that they cannot. everyone can do it. In fact, You will only be able to register for the program if you have a Google Pixel phone.

These are the devices compatible with this beta version:

  • Google Pixel 6
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro
  • Google Pixel 6a
  • Google Pixel 7
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro
  • Google Pixel 7a
  • Google Pixel Tablets 
  • Google Pixel Fold 
  • Google Pixel 8 
  • Google Pixel 8 Pro

If you have a device compatible with the program, remember that mobile must use a stable public build that is not a preview version, such as one of the developer beta versions. This will ensure that the installation works correctly.

However, How can you tell if you have a beta version of Android installed?? You can do it in two ways:

  1. Go to Settings > About phone > Build number. If the build numbers start with UPB, U1B, AP11, AP21, AP31, your phone is using a beta version.
  2. Restart your device and it will indicate that you are using a beta version of Android.

Finally, don't be scared if your phone is automatically removed from the beta program in which you are registered and move to the public release of another beta version. This can happen if the registered device uses a beta version created more than four months ago or if it uses a version that is not compatible with the platform of the program in which it is registered.

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