According to Android Authority, the Android 15 will include a special “audio sharing” page that makes use of the Bluetooth LE Audio standard’s Auracast feature. This feature was seen in the Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3 release. According to reports, the goal of Auracast is to make it easier for users to broadcast audio to nearby devices via Bluetooth Low Energy without having to go through a laborious pairing process. The catch is that Auracast must be supported by both the broadcaster and the recipient devices in order for audio to be shared seamlessly.
The lack of headsets on the market that support Auracast, even though it was announced more than a year and a half ago, has hindered its uptake. This is anticipated to change in 2024, though, as accessory producers are rumoured to introduce new items that complement smartphones’ expanding Auracast support.
After that, Google is allegedly going to release Android 15 with an “audio sharing” page. The page will be available under Settings > Connected devices > Connection preferences. It was found in the Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3 release. It should be simpler for users to share content or connect to nearby LE Audio streams after this update.
According to the referenced source, the new feature will include a section listing available nearby audio streams, a toggle switch to start audio sharing, a QR code scanning button for quick connections to nearby audio streams, and an option to select the Bluetooth device for listening. Although the feature’s precise specifications and capabilities are still unknown, placing audio sharing in the Settings menu will probably enhance user experience.
As of right now, the remaining specifics are unknown. The ability to store multi-app pairs and bring back lock screen widgets is also anticipated for the Android 15. It’s possible that users will also see a Private Space window where they can store sensitive apps. In order to give users a more thorough understanding of the device’s battery system, Google is also anticipated to include an advanced section on battery health. The upcoming release of the next-generation Android operating system is still months away. Thus, a lot more features are anticipated to be unveiled in the upcoming months, but the unfortunate truth is that not all of them are released to the general public.