Android M Released Yesterday to Developers; Features & Specs Here

Google has released Android M to developers this week and the Developer Preview carries several new features.

According to PC Advisor, there are improvements in terms of performance in areas such as Power & Charging, Fingerprint Support, App Permissions, Web Experience, App Links, and Mobile Payments.

The new power solution feature, dubbed as Doze, enables devices running Android M to go on deeper-sleep state.

Venture Capital Post explained motion detection is activated in this feature when a device is not in use or placed in power saving-mode.

Most of Android M new features are improvements that are focused on developers which make the whole experience easier for Android users.

PC Advisor listed other new features of Android M such as fingerprint sensor support. This is not only useful for locking your phone but it also ties in with the new Android Pay mobile payments system.

There are also changes in app permissions feature. Android M apps will request permission for activities the first time it is required rather that requesting permission to use certain features at installation time.

Android M also has “Now on Tap,” which according to PC Advisor, is in essence Google Now but wherever you are on your phone. The new OS also showcases new Google Photos which offers unlimited storage for high-resolution images that can be accessed and shared not just on Android.

Android M is not available to consumers as of yet. PC Advisor, however, noted android users can try Android M now if you have a Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 or Nexus Player. You can download the Android M Developer Preview here.

The new platform was announced at Google I/O 2015 in May.

The final version of Android M will be launched in October November this year, and it will be available to the public in late 2015 or early 2016.

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