The Android version listed in beta 15.

Vanilla Ice Cream is the nickname for Android 15.

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If you want to know what’s coming with Android 15, you may have signed up for the Android 15 beta program. Today is your lucky day, because the third beta is now available.

This release brings Android 15 to Platform Stability, which means all developer APIs and app-facing behavior are final. This is the last beta before the final release of Android 15, and it’s all about security.

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One of the biggest improvements is that apps now allow you to log in in one step with an access key (with facial recognition, your fingerprint or screen lock). This makes using passkeys, which are much more secure than standard username/password information, much easier.

Along these lines, passkeys now appear as keyboard autofill suggestions and/or dropdowns. When you log in to an app or service for which you have created a passcode, you can select the passcode and then authenticate with your biometric login. This also enables one-tap sign-up and login, via the APIs in the Jetpack androidx.credentials library.

Android 15 Beta 3 brings another change: WebSQL will be deprecated in Android WebView, after Google first retired it in Chrome within the next twelve months. Instead, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) encourages developers to use Web Storage APIs such as localStorage or sessionStorage.

As Beta 3 reaches platform stability, now is a great time to sign up for the Android 15 beta program and experience what’s coming with the new OS version. To do this, make sure you’re signed in to your Google Account in your web browser, go to the Android 15 Beta Program page, see if you have an eligible device, and click Sign Up for that device.

Once you sign up, you will have to wait for the notification to appear on your phone to upgrade. The upgrade will take some time (you will need to download the file first and then upgrade). Once the process is complete and your phone has restarted, you will be presented with Android 15 Beta 3. I’ve been using the Android 15 beta on a Pixel 7 Pro for a while now and have found it to be remarkably stable.

Also: Here are the top five Android 15 features I love the most

Still, I recommend choosing a secondary phone (if you have one) for the beta program. During the Android 13 beta period, I noticed that my banking app wasn’t working with the beta, forcing me to revert to the stable release of Android 12 to use the app. Otherwise, most betas have been a positive experience for me.

When Google makes the official release available, you can migrate to the stable release without having to erase any data.