Android 15 introduces new optimizations that improve the audio experience, offering a more immersive sound

Android 15 introduces new optimizations that improve the audio experience, offering a more immersive sound

Google improves Android 15 functionality by introducing support for high-fidelity audio experiences, known as dynamic audio, via Bluetooth LE connections.

Recently, Microsoft announced the withdrawal of support for the AC3 codec, an affordable option for implementing surround sound in various video and cinema productions. On the other hand, Google is investing in the development of Android 15, adding features for high-quality sound playback.

Surround sound, a strong case for consumer audio systems, has spurred innovations in codecs and spawned software solutions that mimic cinematic audio experiences, even with a simple pair of stereo headphones. However, superior sound quality often requires compromises in file size or significant investment in playback equipment.

Imagine being able to enjoy the benefits of surround sound with a regular pair of wireless headphones using an energy-efficient Bluetooth LE connection.

With Android 15, this technology could become a reality, including an advanced variant that adjusts sound positioning based on head movements. This could enrich the experience of Android games or watching movies on platforms like Netflix, which offer surround sound.

The feature is already accessible in the beta version of Android 15, only requiring updating a compatible device and ensuring that the audio equipment supports the new format.

The official release of Android 15 is scheduled for the end of the year, but the most exciting features will likely be exclusive to the last generation devices, allowing each manufacturer to customize the audio experience promoted by their own products.

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