Official details regarding Android 15 are still pending, but it is expected to launch later this year. According to a new report, Google is preparing to release the first Developer Preview of Android 15 this week. During the Android 15 Developer Preview, Google will provide insight into its upcoming release.

9to5Google reports that a Google developer mentioned in a comment on the Android Open Source Project that Android 15’s first preview will take place on Thursday, February 15th. “Vanilla Ice Cream” was the release’s internal dessert codename, which was referred to by the developer as “Android V.” Android 15 Developer Preview will be released just over a week after Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1.

Android 15’s first preview arrives later than the preview from last year, released on February 8th, 2023. According to the report, Android 13’s second quarterly update was still undergoing testing at that time. Similar to previous years, the Android 15 Developer Preview will likely be released only to Google Pixel phones.

For now, beta users will remain on Android 14, as Developer Previews are typically less stable and not intended for public use.

New features:

Users will be able to hide and lock specific apps with the “Private Space” feature, similar to Android 14 QPR2 Beta 2.

Users with vision challenges or less proficiency with technology will benefit from a new easy pre-set mode. It enlarges icons and text, enhances contrast and boldness, and adds navigation buttons at the bottom.