What you need to know

  • Google is striving to enhance physical keyboard support on Android, aiming for a desktop-like experience across all devices.
  • Android 15 Developer Preview 2 introduces three new accessibility options for physical keyboards: Sticky keys, Slow keys, and Bounce Keys.
  • Android 15 DP2 introduces the Slow Keys option, which allows users to customize the duration of key presses.

Google has been improving physical keyboards on Android, aiming for a desktop-like experience on any device. The company might introduce new keyboard features in the next version of Android to continue working toward that goal.

Mishaal Rahman at Android Authority dropped news about new keyboard features in Android 15 Developer Preview 2. Apparently, the latest release includes three accessibility options for physical keyboards: Sticky keys, Slow keys, and Bounce keys. Sticky and bounce keys were already spotted in Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2, but the Slow keys option is brand new.

You can find the Slow keys option by heading to Settings, tapping on System, followed by Keyboard, and finally, Physical Keyboard under the Accessibility section.

physical keyboard accessibility features in android 15

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With the Slow keys option, you can set how long you need to hold down a key before it registers. However, in Android 15 DP2, you can’t tweak this duration just yet. Rahman, though, snooped around the latest preview’s code and discovered that Google might allow for up to five seconds for this feature down the line.

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