Google shows features of Android M




Google has during the keynote of the I / O developer conference a preview version of Android M shown. Android M provides the payment system Android Pay, a new app permissions model, custom tabs, and improved power management.

Android M gets a new permission model to give users more options to set the permissions for apps to your liking. Apps will only ask when using a dialog to use certain features, while it currently done for all permissions during installation. Also can be set via the settings screen permissions for each application or task.

Runtime permissions Also new are called custom tabs in Chrome. The developer can use the look and feel of an app in a browser view that is opened within an app. Chrome also features as sign-ins, autofill and saved passwords are supported by custom tabs.

Apps can now specify in the application manifest which links with other apps should be laid. Thus, the end user must less frequently confronted with dialogs such as a link should be opened.

Google wants Android Pay safe and simple payment possible via NFC. The unlocking of the phone would have to be sufficient to carry out a transaction. Furthermore, Google claims that Android Pay is an open payment system that supports include MasterCard and Visa. A large number of US retailers would participate, while also payments within apps are possible. Among other Uber and Groupon listed by Google.

Android Pay can also collaborate better with smart phones with fingerprint recognition, while Google also promises a standard API for processing fingerprints. Up to now, have developed, among other things, and Samsung Motorola their own APIs. Smartphones can now be unlocked not only through the fingerprint scanner, but also payments via Android Pay should be, if possible.

Android M also gets an improved power management. Through the new feature can doze Android M learn when, for example, a tablet when not in use and easily, mainly through the motion sensor. Android may close certain apps and services and bring the tablet into deep sleep at such times. Nexus 9 with enabled doze mode would work longer or twice on a full battery.

Google also adds support for USB type-c. The cable can charge a smart phone, but the phone can also feed other devices via such a link. Google announces further improved copy / paste functionality, faster content sharing with others and improved volume control.

Android M comes as preview available for Nexus 5, 6, 9 and Player media player. In the third quarter the successor Lollipop must be available.


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