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Google has launched the inaugural beta version of Android 15. Here’s how you can access it immediately.

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Google has announced the rollout of the initial beta version of Android 15, starting today. To access it, you can enroll in the Android Beta for Pixel program and download and install the Android 15 beta via over-the-air updates.

Android 15 introduces several new features and enhancements across various aspects of the Android OS, including productivity, user privacy and security, support for developers and content creators, communication, performance, and quality.

One notable feature in the first Android 15 beta is support for app archiving and unarchiving, allowing users to manage storage more efficiently. Additionally, end-to-end encryption support for contact keys enables users to verify others’ contact information securely.

Google is expected to officially unveil Android 15 at Google I/O on May 14. The upcoming release has been available as a developer preview since February, and the beta version represents a more refined and stable iteration compared to the developer previews.

Currently, the Android 15 beta is primarily targeted at developers and early adopters. Supported Pixel devices are eligible to run the beta version, with other devices able to test Android 15 using the Android Emulator in Android Studio.

Before downloading Android 15, it’s essential to back up your device on Android 14 to ensure you can revert if needed. To enroll in the Android 15 beta program, visit the Android Beta for Pixel page, sign in with your Google account, and check compatibility. Once enrolled, your device will receive over-the-air updates for the Android 15 beta.

If you decide to opt out of the Android 15 beta program, you can do so by visiting the Android Beta for Pixel page again and selecting “Opt out.” Keep in mind that opting out will prompt an OTA update for the latest stable version of Android 14, which will erase all data on your device. Therefore, it’s crucial to back up your device before opting out.

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