Google unveils Android M
As expected, Google has announced the next version of its mobile operating system dubbed as Android M at its I/O developer conference today. It will be available later this year. Google has also launched a special preview release for developers.
Android M comes with various improvements and new features. This new version does not offer big design change because Google introduced material design in last version. Google’s Senior VP Sundar Pichai also confirmed that they focused “on polish and quality” in this new release.
Android M makes it easy to control app permissions. You can only approve the thing you want individually.
Android M also lets users pay with their fingerprint over NFC using Android Pay. This will support most of the retailers in United states and all cards. Banking partners of Android Pay include American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard. You will be able to pay with fingerprint and your actual card details will never be shared with merchants.
Google has also focused on improving battery performance in Android M. Google has also announced a new feature called Doze for improved battery life. Google is adopting USB-C in Android M which will charge your device 3 times faster. It has also simplified volume controller.
Android M also comes with Google Now On Tap which is the more contextual variant of Google Now. This will provide the contextual assistance to make your work faster. If you want to know something while using an app, you can ask Google now for help. This can be done by tapping on word along with pressing home button. Google will get to know that you need Google Now On tap help for this thing.
There will hundreds of other changes. Google will conform more things in coming days.
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