Android 6.1 rumored to come in June 2016, another feature detailed
posted by Michael H. / Dec 16, 2015, 12:37 PM
We will admit up-front that this is a rumor that has not been verified and some of the info does conflict with previous reports. Starting with the new information, the rumor claims that Google will be working on cleaning up the revamped permissions system that was introduced in Android 6.0. The speculation is that there are security concerns surrounding apps with screen overlay permissions being able to trick users into agreeing to permissions that overreach.
Where the rumor starts to mix with previous reports/rumors and educated guesses is that Android 6.1 will be released in June of 2016, which is something we mentioned was possible given the rumors about the HTC Perfume and comments made by the Google Pixel team in a reddit AMA. The rumor also claims that split screen functionality will be in Android 6.1, which again is something confirmed by the Pixel team themselves in the AMA.
However, the rumor claims Android 6.1 will keep the Marshmallow nickname, while the Pixel team said that split screen was in the works for "Android N", implying a nickname change on the way. Alphabet jumps in the past have often been tied to UI changes, including a persistent Google search bar (Android 2.0), the Holo theme and Roboto font (Android 4.0), Material Design (Android 5.0), and Google Now on Tap (Android 6.0). So, split screen could be a big enough change to warrant the new nickname. Of course, Google has been known to mislead when it comes to the name, so the Pixel team may not be the most reliable source.
Either way, don't be surprised if we see the next Android update announced and/or released around Google I/O in June.
source: Android Geeks
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No word on Vulkan support :/
posted on Dec 16, 2015, 1:11 PM 6
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There's definitely been many indicators that Vulkan support is coming http://www.androidpolice.com/2
posted on Dec 16, 2015, 11:51 PM 0
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Now that there is a Indian at helm, i would like to see the names of some Indian sweets ;)
posted on Dec 16, 2015, 1:25 PM 4
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hell no greedy bastard..
posted on Dec 16, 2015, 1:27 PM 2
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It's the reason I carry the Samsung Note Series Phablet... Split-Screen coming in Android "N", haha TouchWiz already has that and more. O.o
posted on Dec 16, 2015, 6:13 PM 3
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Marshmallow already has a hidden split screen. Users just have to enable the feature.
posted on Dec 16, 2015, 10:43 PM 0
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Why care in the end when most phone don't have 6.0 yet. If it is released on nexus by June, other android phones will see it by December Lol.
posted on Dec 16, 2015, 8:36 PM 1
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Google had already confirmed way back about the change in their naming scheme. The android version name will be updated every year. 2015-M 2016-N 2017-O..... "However, the rumor claims Android 6.1 will keep the Marshmallow nickname, while the Pixel team said that split screen was in the works for "Android N", implying a nickname change on the way." Don't understand why there is confusion
posted on Dec 17, 2015, 12:11 AM 1
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I wish google could use capacitive keys on nexus devices or samsung use stock android on their phones.
posted on Dec 17, 2015, 4:34 AM 0
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