When will you be able to get your hands on Android 15? Here’s everything currently known about Android 15’s release date based on the latest leaks and information direct from Google itself

TL;DR: Android 15 From Dev Preview To Release Date 🚀

  • Developer Previews Start 🛠️: Feb 2024, with another in March. Aimed at devs for testing and feedback.
  • Beta Program Begins 🧪: April 2024, for early adopters to test and bug-report. Multiple betas expected.
  • Platform Stability Achieved 🏗️: June 2024, APIs and functionalities set. App devs can finalize updates.
  • Final Release Incoming 🎉: Late summer to early fall 2024. The countdown begins!
  • Roadmap to Release 🗺️: Clear milestones set, leading to Android 15’s debut on Google Pixel in late Q3/Q4 2024.

Android 15, codenamed “Vanilla Ice Cream“, promises to be a game-changer Android phones. Packed with performance improvements, privacy enhancements, and exciting new features, it aims to bridge the gap with iOS and solidify its position as a leader in mobile innovation.

While an official release date is yet to be announced, Google has revealed a roadmap offering a glimpse into the journey towards Android 15’s release date. Let’s delve into the exciting world of Android 15!

When Will Android 15 Be Available?

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Android 15 is currently in its first developer preview. The first developer preview is the first proper test of Google’s new software and gives developers a chance to check out and use all of its new features and capabilities. 

  • Developer Previews: The first one landed in February 2024, with another expected in March. These early builds are primarily for developers to test and provide feedback.
  • Beta Program: Kicking off in April, the beta program offers a more stable experience for early adopters willing to test and report bugs. Expect several beta releases throughout the year.
  • Platform Stability: Sometime in June, the platform reaches stability, meaning APIs and core functionalities are finalized. App developers can now finalize their adaptations.
  • Final Release: The grand finale is anticipated between late summer and early fall of 2024. Buckle up, the wait is almost over!

The full roadmap, which has already been published by Google, shows clear milestones throughout the next nine months, culminating in an initial release of Android 15 for Google Pixel phones during late Q3, early Q4 2024. 

Here’s a complete breakdown of what to expect between now and then:

FebruaryDeveloper Preview 1Early baseline build focused on developer feedback, with new features, APIs, and behavior changes.
MarchDeveloper Preview 2Incremental update with additional features, APIs, and behavior changes.
AprilBeta 1Initial beta-quality release, over-the-air update to early adopters who enroll in Android Beta.
MayBeta 2Incremental Beta-quality release
JuneBeta 3First Platform Stability milestone including final APIs and behaviors. Play publishing also opens.
July, AugustBeta 4, …Near-final builds for final testing.
Final releaseAndroid 15 release to AOSP and ecosystemRelease compatible versions for apps, SDKs, and libraries.

And here’s the official line from Google on what users can expect from Android 15:

Android 15 continues our work to build a platform that helps improve your productivity while giving you new capabilities to produce superior media experiences, minimize battery impact, maximize smooth app performance, and protect user privacy and security all on the most diverse lineup of devices out there.

Android enables your apps to take advantage of premium device hardware, including high-end camera capabilities, powerful GPUs, dazzling displays, and AI processing. The demand for large-screen devices, including tablets, foldables and flippables, continues to grow, offering an opportunity to reach high-value users. Also, Android is committed to providing tooling and libraries to help your apps take advantage of the latest advances in AI.

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