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Android 15 release date: When is the next update coming?

Android 15's release timeline is similar to previous generational releases.

Published onJuly 18, 2024

Android 15 logo on smartphone on counter stock photo (10)
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Google has unleashed early versions of Android 15, with the latest being Beta 4. You can download it manually onto a Pixel 6, Pixel 7, Pixel 8 series phone, and also the Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet. If you don’t have a Pixel device, betas are available on devices from several OEMs, including HONOR, OPPO, Xiaomi, and Nothing. Alternatively, you can use the 64-bit system images with the Android Emulator in Android Studio.

As is customary, Google has also revealed an Android 15 release timeline. It’s very similar to the release trajectory of Android 13 and Android 14.

Android 15 release timeline

Android 15 release timeline

As you can see from the image above, the Android 15 release schedule aligns with what we saw last year. With the first and second developer previews now out the window, the version is well within its beta phase, with the latest Beta 4 launching on July 18.

Now that we’re out of developer previews and into betas, regular folks who don’t want to flash the developer preview manually can safely experience Android 15. In fact, with Beta 3, the operating system reached Platform Stability, indicating it’s nearly ready for launch, pending any last-minute bugs or issues.

The fourth Beta released in July marks the second platform stability milestone for the OS. This update means all app-related behaviors and the core functionality are essentially finalized, signaling to app developers that they need to finalize their updates to ensure compatibility with the new features and avoid issues when users upgrade.

Google doesn’t mention a month for the final Android 15 stable rollout. However, Google rolled out Android 14 on the same day as the Pixel 8 lineup in 2023. This year, the Pixel 9 series launch has been pushed up to August 13, so there’s a good chance Google will release the stable Android 15 build sometime in August itself.

Naturally, the Android 15 release date for Pixel phones will precede other brands. Samsung and others should also start announcing the availability details of the new Android version around the same time as its final release.

Below are all the significant milestones for Android. We’ll keep updating the list as and when Google releases fresh updates.

  • February 16, 2024 — Android 15 DP1
  • March 21, 2024 — Android 15 DP2
  • April 11, 2024 — Android 15 Beta 1
  • April 22, 2024 — Android 15 Beta 1.1
  • April 25, 2024 — Android 15 Beta 1.2
  • May 15, 2024 — Android 15 Beta 2
  • May 20, 2024 — Android 15 Beta 2.1
  • June 3, 2024 — Android 15 Beta 2.2
  • June 18, 2024 — Android 15 Beta 3
  • July 1, 2024 — Android 15 Beta 3.1
  • July 18, 2024 — Android 15 Beta 4

If you want to know what’s new in Android 15, visit our Android 15 features hub. If you want to try out the early versions of the software, we have a guide on how to install Android 15.

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