Android 15 Developer Preview 1 has landed, and it brings a bunch of new features. It also prepares to add other features that have been rumored since Android 14's stable release. Some of the noteworthy features that Android 15 brings to the table include Notification Cooldown, Bluetooth Quick Settings menu, and more.
The developer preview of Android 15 introduces a new feature called "Notification cooldown". It slowly, gradually reduces notification volume and vibrations for repeat notifications from the same app within a short period. The feature is enabled by default, but users can disable it or enable it for specific conversation apps. This feature is a welcome addition for those who receive a lot of notifications and want to reduce distractions.
Google has released the first Developer Preview of Android 15. You can install the same using Android Flash Tool and enabling USB Debugging on their Android device. You will also need a PC with Chromium-based browser with a USB-C cable.
Android 15 Developer Preview 1 is here, and it allows us to finally confirm the codename of Google's latest operating system as "Vanilla Ice Cream". This time as well, Google has gone with using a dessert as an Android codename. Android 14 comes with the "Upside Down Cake" codename, while the one before being called "Tiramisu".
Android 15 DP1 has landed and while the update doesn't bring significant changes, it should pave the way for future Developer Preview releases and Betas. Most of the changes in the build are related to privacy and security, and quality of life feature improvements.
According to a developer on Google's Android Open Source Project, the first developer preview of Android 15 could land on Februrary 15, i.e., tomorrow. The developer revealed the same, while speaking in the context of a supposed "feature" that will be released when Android 15 stable is finally out.
In the Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1 update that Google released to all Pixels above Pixel 6, the Android 14 easter egg has changed from a circle to what looks like an inverted triangle now, hinting toward Android 15's launch soon in the form of first developer preview. The inverted triangle shows a 'V,' which is an indicative to the internal codename of Android 15 - Vanilla Icecream.
Many Pixel users have installed the first Android 15 DP1 build, but due to the unstable experience, users are looking to downgrade from Android 15 to Android 14. If you are in the same boat, follow our detailed tutorial and move back to the stable Android 14 release. You can use the web-based Android Flash Tool or flash the Android 14 factory image manually using your computer. That said, bear in mind that the downgrade process will wipe out all your data so make a backup before the rollback.
Google has been steadily improving Android since the launch of Android 12 and is now heavily focusing on adding more ecosystem and AI features to its mobile OS. The five features we expect Google to add to Android 15 are Lock Screen Widgets, Cloned Apps, a desktop mode for Pixels, screen-off gestures, and an AI assistant in Gboard.