Google releases Android 15 beta 2.1 update to fix private space issue on Google Pixel phones- All details

After a series of AI announcements at I/O 2024 and nearly a month after Beta 1.2, Google released Android 15 Beta 2 last week. Five days later, the company rolled out Android 15 Beta 2.1.

Bug fix for private space feature

The main purpose of this update is to fix an issue with the new private space feature where icons for apps added to the private space were removed from the home screen. The update, described as minor in the release notes, is available now for all eligible Google Pixel devices and retains the May 2024 security patch date of Beta 2. Build number for the update This update is AP31.240426.023 and includes Play Services versions 24.15 .18.

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This minor update resolves an issue where creating a private space on a device for the first time removed app icons from the home screen. The 11-12 MB OTA update on Google Pixel 8 and Tablet is rolling out now.

Tips for using and updating size differences

Google has provided some tips for using the privatespace feature, including instructions on how to retrieve the feature if hidden, how to reset it if you forget the unlock factor, and how to install the privatespace version of the app by pressing and holding the app icon and tapping ‘Privacy settings.’

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There’s a notable difference in update size, with one device initially showing a 2.57GB update before downloading, but a subsequent check showing a 12.12MB update. This suggests that Google may have initially sent the full OTA to all users, which was later corrected.

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Available for Google Pixel devices only

Android 15 Beta 2.1 is exclusive to Google Pixel phones only. This update does not apply to new devices announced as part of the extended Android 15 beta program, which includes models from Honor, Iqoo, Lenovo, Nothing, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Tecno, Vivo and Xiaomi, will receive separate updates. beta release. The current update is only available for Google Pixel devices enrolled in the beta program.

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