Android M to be introduced at Google I/O 2015?


Last year at Google I/O, Google introduced Android L which of course became Lollipop. With the release today of the schedule for I/O 2015, Google slipped and posted about a session called "Android for Work." A description of the event mentions how Android M is "bringing the power of Android to all kinds of workplaces."

Before you get terribly excited, if anything we will probably be given just enough of a taste of the new Android build to whet our appetite. After all, only 10% of Android devices are loaded with Android 5.0 or Android 5.1 right now. While Google might show us some of what Android M can do during I/O, we might not even learn what "M" will stand for until months later. It wasn't until October, around three months after Google I/O was over, when Lollipop became official.

So what will Android M be? Some of the favorites include Muffin and Marshmallow. Or perhaps we will see Google make a deal with a chocolate company like it did with KitKat and Android M will be M&M's, the OS that melts in your mouth, not in your hands. Google I/O 2015 will run from May 28th to May 29th in San Francisco. By the way, Google has already removed the "Android for Work" session from the Google I/O schedule it released earlier today.

source: Google via AndroidPolice

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44 Comments

1. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Theyre going too fast....

5. Simona unregistered

like with everything .70% ppl has not even heard bout lolipop and M&M'S coming .. oh well..

12. waddup121 unregistered

Android M already. Damn.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

They are. Lollipop and its many issues is evidence that they are rushing OS updates out too quickly. 5.0 has had five releases so far. KitKat was the best and most stable release. I wished Google had just released another version of it and held Lollipop off until this year.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17344; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'll assume that you then also consider all the issues that IOS 8 had had so proud that Apple is rushing out updates, too. No? Really?

22. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Also tests have proven Android 5 to be more stable than iOS 8. But Kanye can't hear anything other than the rattling of his own empty head.

26. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

really, i'm disappointed by Lollipop. they say memory leak only affects Nexuses, but on my LG G2 it seems i need to restart it everyday, or else it will start to acting up(lags, stutters, etc). and about iOS 8, i don't seem to find any bugs or crashes, other than Safari tabs reload if i open too many tabs on my iPad. and based on my own experience, no, Lollipop isn't more stable than iOS 8, not in any way. it's the other way around.

27. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, I'm still waiting for my phone to get lollipop but the family Nexus tablet has it and I really enjoy it. I do not have any hands on experience with iOS8, I just go based off of reports I hear online, and believe it or not, there's a lot of them. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-5.0-Lollipop-crashes-less-than-iOS-8-report-says_id65968 http://www.phonearena.com/news/These-Android-and-iOS-builds-will-crash-your-apps-more-often_id66009 http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTTPS-vulnerability-discovered-in-1500-iOS-apps_id68495 I know full well that Android L isn't without its issues, but iOS has a lot of issues that have failed to get addressed with each passing update. And then there always seems to be articles like the one below that come up fairly regularly about poor business ethics so it's difficult for me to support them. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apples-attempts-to-stop-free-music-streaming-has-the-DOJ-investigating_id68962 I'm not about to say that Google isn't innocent in everything they do, but with every project they're working on from Ara, Fi, Fiber, Loon, driverless cars, robotics, drones, Google Glass, Android Wear, Android VR, Cardboard, Chrome Bit... I just feel that if anything new and exciting happens in the tech world, odds are it'll come from them. Apple has a new phone and tablet each year, yeah, they have updated specs from the year before, but who cares, the last thing they innovated was the mobile personal assistant which is now considered the least functional between Siri, Google Now and Cortana.

40. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

"... the last thing they innovated was the mobile personal assistant..." and which is just as useless for non English speaking people as Google new or Cortana. I truly miss the voice control from Nokia phones in the past. It didn't need to learn a word yet worked with every language. I also loved the ones which needed to learn words to perform certain actions (like on the K750 or K850) as they were therefore programmable into any language and worked much better then that cloud-based crap. I'd love to get something like that implemented on these 2015 phones.

31. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

What's your ROM?

35. tokuzumi

Posts: 1894; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

What is the model of your LG G2? My wife's G2, AT&T model, has been running great with the 5.0.2 update.

36. Hitokage

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

That might be an issue with the G2 skin itself. I know the G2 has endlessly higher specs than my LG Volt does, but my Volt, running KitKat, gets laggy and stuff if I don't restart it daily. It too has the G2 skin on it though.

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

A new cycle of wanting is upon us. Google tech wait for no one.

25. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

man, they can't even make Lollipop work properly on Nexuses, yet they are going to release M. and not to mention, Lollipop even barely on any other device beside Google's.

41. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Lolipop is completely useless on devices with LESS than 4GB and 32-bit cpu's. You might as well stick with Kitkat on devices like S5, G3, Z3. Kitkat ons these is stable and a lot of Lolipop features are implemented through their respective launchers anyway. So why bother? At least in Kitkat 95% of the apps work perfect. While there's still some crashing apps on Lolipop.

29. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Theyre not actually. OEMs are the ones taking their own sweet time pushing the updates.

2. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

I understand Google wants their Nexus line of devices to get the newest updates first, love the Nexus line (still using Nexus 4), if they want their new OS to be on every device they need to allow all other companies to release the new OS to their devices ASAP instead of months or half a year later!

3. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

And they have to go slowly about changing versions... KitKat and Jellybean are being used more than Lollipop yet.

9. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

It is not google stoping OEM to update their devices. Sony and their open-minded program released AOSP to all Z line devices months ago, although the Sony's custom ROM is yet to be released. OEM needs their customization to offer something more (more laggy?), and maybe if Google provide something like xposed framework by default, these customizations could be released as a in-app option, like CM-themes or GEL Settings. The thing is: the delay in new versions is not in google's hand.

24. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Actually it all about whether it will serve their interests. Google release their annual Android update because they need to stay ahead of the competition therefore serving their own interest. OEM releasing timely update may serve their interest partially but wouldn't it be better if user accept the fact that they only get new software release with new device purchase. Samsung show this fact very clearly, new model will always come with their latest software, older model that in the market for a longer period will get to update their device months later so as not to cannibalism the sales of their newer models. Its call running a profitable business, which Apple inc has a complete mastery of it. Their profit speaks for themselves.

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They should really release the update to manufacturers before announcing it.

34. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

OEM's DO receive the newest version of Android in advance before the public officially knows about it. Problem is that you the get the update at the leisure of when OEM sends it to the carrier When the carrier deems it to be "stable and not interfere with the network" then they decide when to release it to the handsets.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31001; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Most likely.

6. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Please say milkiway.

8. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Nice to see new versions, but it would be nice to have all nexus in the same page first (looking at you, N9).

10. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Android M&M... I can get used to that. I do wonder what they'll use after running out of letters.

39. jonathanalexander9

Posts: 61; Member since: May 04, 2015

M this year,there is still N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z so let's wait 13 years,haha :D

11. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I don't really care if Android M is announced at a time when Lollipop just broke the 10% mark. The more progress made sooner, the better. Besides, if you have any hope or expectation of getting the latest Android firmware build, then you should preferably be on a flagship device anyway. Given the nature of the open source platform, it's unreasonable to expect it to be like a iOS, that's closed sourced, controlled by one company, and with only a few products in their line up to contend with, as far as software updates go. Some low-end, mid-ranged or some Chinese products with no reputation or little support, are not likely to be first to receive the updates, naturally. So the options you have are choosing a manufacturer with a good track record of updating their premiere products or resort to third party community developers for getting a hint of what leaked builds have to offer. To be fair, certain manufacturers like Motorola, Sony and Samsung have been very good with updating their low or mid-ranged products with recent firmware updates. Just do your research, if having the latest firmware revisions are what matter to you, there's no reason you shouldn't try to be savvy or know what kind of expectations to have.

13. monoke

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Hopefully they scrap crayola material designed for 8 year old. Go back to black and sexy google!

14. judik971

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Buying a Nexus will solve the problem lol

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