Android M Developer Preview receives monthly OTA updates, final version in late summer



Google will release the final version of Android M this fall. To bring the latest Android iteration on the desired level of development, there should be for the preview version of Android M to release monthly updates. Especially convenient: The previews will also offer a wireless OTA update Google.

The development of Android M can best be compared even with the work of an artist. Last year, Google Android Maestro has created 5.0 Lollipop – a radical upheaval in more ways than one. Lollipop was in making ends meet but not finished yet and so it turns on Android M primarily not about new features, such as during the Google I/O 2015 was particularly clear, but fine-tuning. Google puts the massive sculpting tools aside and pulls out the filigree carving to refine what already exists and improve.

Until the publication in the fall of 2015, there will be a month a major update for Android M. This cycle was noted not only in developer documentation, and David Burke confirmed the monthly updates over the colleagues of Android Police. As Google’s vice president of Android engineering the art will know what he is talking.


Since Android M is to be published during the third quarter – ie no later than the end of September 2015 – would Google until the official release at least two, maybe even three major updates (see timeline above) roll. Of course, plans are never set in stone – the development can go both faster and slower. But in that time frame we are moving more or less.

Android M: Previews are available as an OTA update

The Lollipop previews last year were only made as a flash-ready system image available at Google’s Android M a much more convenient way and will offer preview versions also as an OTA update. Accordingly, in the settings of the Android M-Preview, there are the familiar menu item to wirelessly check for updates. Of course, Google also continues to system images for handwritten flash available.

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