Google has announced Android M at the 2015 Google I/O Conference in San Francisco. During the keynote address of its annual developer conference , Google Confirmed that Android M will Succeed Android Lollipop later this year. The vice President of Engineering at Google , David Burke , Took to stage to highlight some major features that has been added to the new Android Version. Here’s what we know so far :
Google has been tweaking Android To consume less battery , this is why they’ve announced “Doze” a new feature that will ensure less battery consumption on Android. Doze will intelligently turn of your background data and Apps once it detects inactivity during a short period of time. Google says this feature doubles the standby time on Android devices.
Automatically Backup Apps to Google Drive
Google has integrated Automatic App Backup system on Android M to ensure that you don’t lose your apps and their settings. This system automatically backup your phone apps to Google Drive every 24hours. The app data is automatically restored when the user changes or upgrades a device.
Finger Print Scanning
Finger print scanning is not new to Smartphones. Most top-tier Android Smartphones already have this feature , but Google
Is adding universal support for fingerprint scanning across its entire platform. This means that finger print scanner will soon be a casual feature on the next generation of Android Smartphones.
Android Pay is a new payment system at will succeed Google Wallet. Android pay will facilitate quick payment of goods via NFC feature on Android Smartphones. You can read more on Android Pay Here
Selective App Permission
Perhaps the biggest feature on Android M is Selective App Permission which gives Users Ability to choose what permissions an app can get. Take WhatsApp for example , when you want to record a voice message, the app will prompt you with a one time request to allow WhatsApp permission to use your mic: if you still wish to give it access and record the message, you can.
Another Big addition is USB Type-C , the same reversible USB connector that is already been used on the latest Mac and Chromebook. Google says USB Type-C will ensure up to 3 times fast charging and can also be used to transfer data.
Android M preview will be available to developers today and they will be able to install it on Nexus 5 , 6 , 9 and Nexus Player.
Android M’s Codename will be announced later this year.