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Android 15 beta 2 release date – latest version and how to sign up

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Last Updated on May 20, 2024
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The latest Android 15 beta is now available – perfect for those of you that want to test out Google’s latest version of the operating system. Considering that the full Android 15 release date is still some time away, opting in to the beta is the only way of getting a taste of what’s to come in Android 15, but only a handful of devices are compatible with the beta. It is open for both developers and the public and we explain how it all works below. Let’s take a look at the Android 15 Beta 2 release date and what changes this update will bring.

Android 15 beta 2 release date – out now

Well, the day has come. Android 15 Beta 2 officially launched May 20, 2024, after Google previewed new features and security measures at I/O 2024. You’ll now be able to quickly install Android 15 Beta 2 on all compatible devices. These include:

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

Android 15 beta 1 release date – out now

Google announced the first beta of Android 15 on April 11th, 2024 in this blog post. This follows the usual release schedule we’ve seen in past Android versions, as demonstrated by the roadmap below. This initial release was followed up by the Beta 1.2 patch on April 25th, as detailed in this Reddit post, fixing multiple bugs and addressing performance issues.

Timeline illustrating software development phases for Android 15 beta: developer previews in dark grey, beta releases in light blue, and platform stability in green, spanning from February to July with a final release date indicator
Android 15 timeline (source: Google/Android)

How to sign up for Android 15 public beta program

We’re officially out of the Developer Preview stage of development, which means that the public beta is available for anyone that wishes to sign up. This is can be done by following the steps on the Android Beta Program page. You’ll need a Google account registered on your device (which has to be one of the eligible Google Pixels we’ve listed further below). If everything is compatible, you can then opt in your device and then select the beta program you want to be enrolled in.

Something to remember is that once your device is enrolled, you will not be able to un-enrol back to a public stable version of Android without first wiping locally saved data. Unsurprisingly, you’ll also have to agree to their Terms of Service to be accepted.

What does the Android 15 beta change?

There are a few things to get excited about in the Android 15 beta so far, though we’re still waiting for Google to confirm even more new features coming to the latest version of the operating system. We expect that many will be revealed soon at Google I/O. However, so far, we’ve seen Beta 1 launch with changes such as:

  • Edge-to-edge content display
  • App archiving available by default
  • Improved character spacing for languages such as Chinese or Japanese
  • Smoother experience when using NFC
Screenshot of a digital device interface showing a split-screen comparison of text alignment in two different layouts, one left-aligned and the other justified, with an option to sign up for updates.
Comparison of Android 14 content not showing edge-to-edge (left) compared to the new Android 15 look (right) with top and bottom bars hidden, source: Google

Can my phone run the Android 15 beta?

By having look at the Android beta program FAQs, we can get a full list of eligible devices for the Android 15 beta. As you’ll see, it is restricted to the most recent generations of Google Pixel phones and the Pixel Tablet. As explained above, you’ll need to enrol your eligible device in the beta program before you get access to the beta.

Final word

That wraps up everything we know about the latest version of the Android 15 beta. Beta releases are scheduled to run until at least July, with the final release coming some time following. Platform stability, Google’s recognition that the operating system is ready for some final testing by developers, will happen in June, so not too long to go now. We expect monthly beta versions until then, and much to is be revealed at Google’s next big event.

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