Raise your Hand if you are waiting for Android M !!!
The Android M developer preview was launched today at Google I/O 2015 in San Francisco and the company announced that they have “gone back to basics” with the new version of Android.
While Android Lollipop introduced a brand new design and aesthetic, Android M is bringing some much-needed stability and usability improvements, which might not be as immediately exciting, but may prove to be strong long-term additions.
1. App permissions – now take control over your android
You can modify the permissions granted to apps at a later date in your Settings, or you can view permissions by type and see which apps have that permission granted.
2. Web experience – prodigious gumption
Chrome Custom Tabs will allow apps to open a customized Chrome window on top of the active app, instead of launching the Chrome app separately. This will provide a faster and more intuitive user-experience when navigating between apps and the web.
3. Fingerprint support – leave your marks
Google will “standardize support” for fingerprint scanners on phones running Android M. The new functionality will allow fingerprint scanners to be used not only to unlock phones, but to make purchases shopping in real-life or within Play Store apps.
4. Mobile payments – android wallets
Android Pay is Google’s new mobile payments system designed to make the checkout process easier and faster. Google is aiming to provide “simplicity, security, and choice,” with Android Pay.
5. App links – blink and miss
“When a user selects a weblink from somewhere, Android doesn’t know whether to show it in a web-browser, or some other app that claims support for the link,” this was the problem facing the Google developers before Android M.
App links are being changed in M so that Android has a greater awareness of which apps can open content directly, instead of stopping users every time with the dialog box.
6. Power and charging – all charged up
Android M makes use of a new function known as Doze to improve device standby time. By using motion detectors, Android will recognize when devices haven’t been interacted with for a while, such as when a person is asleep or a device has been left on a table, to reduce background processes.
Android M also supports USB Type-C which provides faster charging, and lets users charge other devices with their phone.
Android M release date
The Android M Developer Preview is available today for Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player,
and the final version is due to launch in Q3, 2015.
What else is in new in Android M?
Google Now – Google Now has been improved upon once again in Android M. Focusing on three key areas: being aware of different contexts, providing answers and helping you take action, Google
Now is now smarter than ever.