The Google I/O 2015 is just around the corner, and as usual a few days Keynote network begins to fill with news, rumors and leaks about what the search company will present in its most important event year. Among these developments one of the most anticipated Android M is the next big mobile operating system Google.
Android M is a version that it is internally known as Macadamia Nut Cookie, although we know that usually these codenames end up having little to do with the final. Today we catch up and some of the most significant developments is expected to bring this new version of Android.
More protection for our privacy
One of the keys of Android M could be your new security enhancements to protect both our device and our privacy. The first one and I talked on Friday, and would be the possible native support for fingerprint readers with some manufacturers begin to equip their devices.
The second one is rumored that could be a one-touch login to applications. This would be a system that automatically we could identify in our mobile applications that soportasen, all without the need to gradually introduce our passwords in them, restricting their access to our data.
Notifications received a great facelift and new features in Android 5 Lollipop, but there seems to have been enough, and are still one of the elements that Android is getting more complaints from users in recent months.
So it’s no surprise that Android M could bring further improvements in notifications. In various media talking about a unified system that will make when we see a notice on your PC or other device, they no longer appear in the rest of them. It is still early to know how successful are these rumors, but you know that where there’s smoke …
Car and home
The vast majority of technology companies are betting on a future in which our homes earning the nickname intelligent, and where from our devices can control a lot of elements and appliances. Following the acquisition of Nest, Google is likely to continue to implement improvements to Android in this field.
When during the next year will begin to market the first car with Android Auto, these need to be paired with a mobile phone with Lollipop for access to music, maps and other items. Reuters a few months ago began to indicate that this would not be necessary when would start to get versions optimized for Android cars M.
Apple Watch started to force its way, getting in a few days to reach one million units sold and exceeding the combined sales of all devices equipped with Google’s Android Wear. This leaves him to the search company choice but to innovate and implement new features to try to fight back.
That’s why we almost have no doubt that Android M will bring new ways to interact with our Android Wear watches. Possibly these are directed to aspects such as notifications or voice commands, but also spoke of making calls on our watch, and possibly all come together with the presentation of new devices that say they will surprise us.
Last year, Google showed its new operating system in the I/O, but not released until later this year with his new Nexus. This make us think that the strategy would be the same this year, but this does not have to be that way. After all, it is not expected that the new version of Android will be as revolutionary as the previous one, and instead would focus M Android to continue to improve and evolve Material Design.
Therefore, we should not rule out a far more immediate official release. While noting that despite being already in mid-2015 Android Lollipop only found in only 10% of the devices, since Android M launches until you reach the first flagship might well spend a few months.
Therefore, if we want to remain at the latter with Android will remain the best option for Nexus range. In fact, today we learned that Android M include ensuring that the Nexus to arrive at the end of the year receive operating system updates for two years, and security updates for three.