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Android 15 Developer Preview 2 with satellite connectivity, screen recording detection released

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  • Android 15 Developer Preview 2 released.
  • Android 15 Developer Preview 2 comes with satellite connectivity and more.
  • Take a look about Android 15 Developer Preview 2.

Android 15 Developer Preview 2

Google announced the Android 15 Developer Preview 2 with lots of upcoming features including satellite connectivity, screen recording detection, PDF improvement and more.

Android 15 Developer Preview 2 details

Changes to package stopped state: This update might impact how apps behave when they’re not actively running in the foreground. Developers need to adapt their apps to handle these changes in the stopped state.

Changes to foreground services: Potential modification to how foreground services operate in Android 15. App developers need to test and potentially update their foreground services to ensure proper functionality.

Satellite support: Initial glimpse of potential future support for satellite connectivity in Android, although details and functionalities are limited in this preview.

Smoother NFC experiences: Improvements to the Near Field Communication (NFC) experiences, aiming for smoother and more reliable user integration with NFC tags.

PDF Improvement: Enhanced capabilities for working with PDF files. App can now potentially render password-protected PDFs, handle annotations, edit forms, search within PDF, and allow text selection and copying. Linearized PDF optimizations are also included for faster local PDF viewing and reduced resource usage.

Screen recording detection: Apps can now potentially detect if they are being screen recorded, allowing developers to implement privacy-focussed features if needed.

Cover screen support: This feature allows apps to tailor their user interface specifically for the smaller cover display of foldable devices.

Android 15 Developer Preview 2 supported devices

Android 15 Developer Preview 2 is available for Pixel 6 series, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 series, Pixel 7a, Pixel 8 series, Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet.

Android 15 Developer Preview 2 is intended for developers only, to help them prepare their apps for upcoming stable release. It is not recommended for daily use due to potential bugs and stability issues.

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