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Xiaomi kicks off Android 15 beta program with updates for three flagship devices

Xiaomi has released its first Android 15 builds. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has released its first Android 15 builds. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has announced its Android 15 beta program. Currently running as a developer preview program, Xiaomi is allowing anyone to test out Android 15 provided that they have a Xiaomi 13T Pro, Xiaomi 14 or Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro 12.4.

Xiaomi has opened its Android 15 beta program, just over three months after it commenced its equivalent program for HyperOS. Like Honor, Xiaomi has categorised early Android 15 beta builds as part of its 'Developer Preview Program'. In a support post, Xiaomi adds the following:

Android 15 Developer Preview Program provides you with all the features needed to improve the compatibility and development of your application for the next version of Android.

However, it seems that the company has applied no restrictions on who can install its first Android 15 build. As such, it seems that anyone can do so, provided that they unlocked their device's bootloader beforehand. Please note that Xiaomi stresses:

Xiaomi HyperOS bootloader unlocking poses various security risks and may have unpredictable effects on the device. Applying for unlocking signifies that you fully understand the potential risks associated with unlocking and flashing and are willing to assume these risks.

Currently, Xiaomi has released Android 15 beta builds for the Xiaomi 13T Pro (curr. $618 on Amazon), Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi Pad 6S Pro 12.4. Presumably, the company will open its Android 15 beta program for more devices in due course. Please see Xiaomi's support post for more installation details and links to download each system image. It is worth noting that you can return to factory settings and opt-out of Xiaomi's beta program at any time.

(Image source: Xiaomi)
(Image source: Xiaomi)

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Alex Alderson, 2024-05-20 (Update: 2024-05-20)