Android M Preview – A first look at the new features




Android’s release schedule in the past few years to say the least been spotty. Sometimes Google came in a year with two updates, sometimes it took longer. Also on the version numbers was not to draw level; Honeycomb was version 3, version 4 Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean was subsequently versions 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3.

Last year changed that, though we knew not then. Then came Google at its I / O developer conference with a preview of Android L, the version that carries now known under the name and shirt number Lollipop 5.x. Now, a year later, Google is doing exactly the same and in the future we can every year at this time expect a preview of the new Android version, with a release in the autumn.

This week, Google introduced the preview version of Android M available . What will be the final name and the version number goes with it, we do not yet. We do know already partly what new features Android M entails. For example, Google puts considerable emphasis on the more efficient use of the battery. In addition, Android gets native support for fingerprint scanners and also gain users from Android M finally extensive control over the permissions you can use an app.

Furthermore, Google Now will be expanded, with an option to use the information service within an app, so you get relevant information about the information that shows the app at that time.

Once the preview came out, we installed it on a Nexus 6 and went to investigate. In this article we take a first look at this and many other innovations that are part of this upcoming version of Android.


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