Android M Developer Preview Officially Announced

Finally the wait is over, Android M has been officially announced by Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2015. The new version comes with a lot of new features and it has squashed all the bugs of Android L and now we’ve it’s refined version. We’d say that the Android M is incremental, it has solve all the problems of L.

Below are some areas or things that have been revamped:

App Permission:

With the app permission now you’re able to give permission while using that feature in the particular app. Apps can trigger requests for permissions at runtime, in the right context, and you don’t have to agree to permissions that don’t make sense to you. Making permission requests right when thy’re needed means users can get up and running in your app faster. Moreover now users will have easy access to manage all their app permissions in settings. Also, apps will now ask you for permission the first time you try to use a feature instead of asking during app installation time. 

Web Experience:
In Android “M ” you’ll see a refined version of Chrome, a new web experience is here. Chrome custom tab is a new feature that is introduced which is designed to improve the mobile web browsing experience. If you’re on Facebook app, you likely have noticed that there is a custom transition automation into Chrome custom tabs. Now the app no longer sends you off to do your things with the help of third-party browser, and instead it’s running on the top of your app. This type of functionality is coming to apps (for now Pinterest being confirmed). 

Android Pay:
The time to say goodbye to Google Wallet has come, as company introduced a new payment method named as Android Pay which the search giant hopes will do better than Google Wallet in rivalry against Apple Inc. Pay and other mobile payment services. The company has partnered with all major networks including Visa, Mastercard Inc, Discover and American Express Company in the U.S. for the service, which uses a standard tokenization system. The Android Pay is:

  • Simplicity
  • Security
  • Choice
FingerPrint  Sensor:
With fingerprint sensor you’ll be able to unlock your devices and can secure your information. It will allow users to quickly complete transactions using Google’s new mobile payment system dubbed as Android Pay as well as while unlocking the phone. It’s said that that the fingerprint scanning will work with third-party apps as well. Also fingerprint on M can be used to unlock devices and make purchases on Google Play.

Battery Improvement:
Google has immersed a new way of charging the devices. With this new technique users will be able to charge their devices much faster. Google has initialized a new feature called “Doze”, this feature do is recognize based on the movement of your device whether it has been left unattended for a while. In this state, Android will “exponentially back off background activity to go into a deeper sleep state.” In this state, device will still be capable of pushing through real time alarms or respond to chat requests in this state, but background updates will be slowed or stopped.


The Android M will support USB Type-C for quicker charging.
Other Changes:

  • Simplified Volume Controls
  • Improved Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Direct Share Lets You Send Stuff to Common Contacts
  • Text Selection Gets a Lot Better, Adds a Floating Toolbar
  • Volume Controls Have Been Simplified

Android M will be widely available in Q3 of this year.


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