Did you like Android M and the proposed changes it's set to bring to market?

Did you like Android M and the proposed changes it's set to bring to market?
A revamped app permissions system, massively improved Google Now functionality (works within apps), Android Pay and native fingerprint scanning support, and even a whole new battery-efficient standby mode and granular volume controls — these are but a part of the changes that Android M proposes.

It's not a short list by any means, and some of the improvements definitely make M worthy of being referred to as a major update. Sure, design will stay mostly the same, and we know for a fact that visual changes are significantly more popular with users than ones that happen behind the scenes, but we're still excited to see that Google keeps on cracking at it. Getting complacent would be the worst thing to do right now.

Of course, what we feel is an adequate list of changes and improvements doesn't necessarily mean that everyone else necessarily thinks the same. Now that most of you have had sufficient time to let everything sink in and even marinate for a while, what do you think of the update overall? Do you like the proposed changes? Do you think they're insignificant? Or do you feel neutral towards Android M? Vote and let us know!

Did you like Android M and the proposed changes it's set to bring to market?

Yes
63.43%
Neutral
26.58%
No
9.99%

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25 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

If WP was second, Android M would have gave us a lot more.

20. waddup121 unregistered

hyes.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

I voted YES, because "M" is bringing a lot of what I love in IOS to Android... maybe android would be a decent choice in a year or two (when some phones finally get it)...

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yeah I absoluetly love the freedom of choice which the iOS gives. App permission is so great. Android just ripped that from apple....smh Multi window is pretty awesome on iPhone 6 too. Nice steal Google. G Now on Tap with contextual awareness. Such a Siri copy ! Dozing off feature to significantly improve battery life. Again, Apple wannabe !

9. AlikMalix unregistered

Why do you guys always twist everything I say... "M" is bringing A LOT of what I love in iOS like App Permissions, Apple Pay (Android Pay is tokenized payment system like Apple Pay and NOT like Google Wallet), Improvements to battery "smart sleep" which is basically how iOS was built from beginning allowing me to leave my phone overnight without loosing more than 3%-4% battery overnight. Yes Now on Tap is unique to Android and I'm hoping to see it soon, but so far I dont see anyone using Google Now at all to begin with. I would love to see multi-window on iPad - it is absolutely pointless on anything below 6 inches unless someone can figure out a more intuitive way that wont make it a gimmick... Oh and of course the Fingerprint support - about time Google admits that this is proper way to secure data... Dude even the new look of "copy & paste" is from 2009 iOS... But just in case you missed it, I said: "M" is bringing A LOT (NOT ALL) of it from iOS... I just dont see what you're proud of though... knowing Android, you'll endup buying a new phone just to enjoy a new version - someday maybe Google will "COPY" instant updates to all of their users instead of making them wait months, years, or for many FOREVER (until they finally buy a new phone - even at that no guarantee of latest Android)... Dude you're making me sound hateful just because you couldn't read... I'm really happy that Android is making strides to streamline their core fundamentals instead of clipping on gimmicks and "free" services. I've been saying for a long time that Google+ was a bad idea and Google finally admitting the that by separating photos. I always try an Android phone after my 2yr contract expires, but find it frustrating every time - I dont have time to fiddle with background tasks to keep my battery from draining for no reason and apps running smooth. It's been almost 2 years now - and maybe this is the time I'll finally like Android like I enjoy iOS, I really want that S-Pen on Note4 - but so far it's not worth giving up so much on iOS for Android's offering. We all have different needs and tastes - I mentioned mine and iOS has spoiled me with things that are important - android needs to catch up instead of "cluttering up": and I dont mean that in a bad way - it's just that it's not a choice until they clean up the OS and rid of all the bloatware, services, etc - and let me choose what I want to put on my phone whether its google services, apple services, or windows services... Does that make sense?

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

You say that but honestly your original comment was confrontational. "maybe android would be a decent choice in a year or two (when some phones finally get it)..." Ending it with that line did exactly what it was meant to, infuriate someone. Also, I don't know about you, but I would rather not get an iOS style "update" and have my phone permanently crippled while getting (if I am very lucky) half the features of the new OS. The iPhone 4 doesn't have Siri still, or transparency with their new design language (or nav). 4s doesn't have nav I believe and lags like hell. I mean version number bumps are great and all, but only an idiot will believe they are "updates". Copy and paste isn't a feature, it is a design change. No one is calling it a feature, they just changed it to present it like iOS did...if that makes you wet, good on you. Google never dissed fingerprint readers, but android phones have had it for a while, so why not bring it into the fold uniformly. Once again, Android has had a fingerprint reader long before Apple so don't talk about it being "about time". Battery life is still better on almost all Android flagships even with iOS having no comparable features in backgrounding and sharing. So Apple having a deep/smart sleep mode doesn't do jack for them apparently. Either that or they just aren't optimized properly. Also, I don't know why iOS fans love gloating about how their phones last so long while they are off, are they tired of using them altogether now? Seriously though, don't pretend to be passive when clearly you weren't. No one is falling for it when you are so blatantly confrontational and then claim to be otherwise. Although, I guess I can understand since hypocrisy is likely the main trait for Apple fans.

14. AlikMalix unregistered

I'm not trying to be confrontational.. I'm just tired of having my words twisted... I've seen iPhone 4S run ios 7 and ios 8 - for a device that old - it's pretty damn good... But yes - I agree that a phone of over 3 years old should not have to deal with graphical interface such as iOS 7 or 8, and that's on Apple. But Android rarely supports phones pat a 2 year period and that's where Apple updates shine - a phone that runs latest software for at least 2 years (not to mention 3 years) smoothly is what it's all about. My wife has the 5 and I have the 5s, we also have iPad 3 -- all running iOS8.3 and no problems. If you want to talk about fingerprint readers: dont pretend that Atrix and the modern fingerprint readers that Apple introduced and everyone followed are the same --- they are completely different technologies: One works the other DOES NOT! Same with lots of Android features: they "tack" it on here or there without a second thought just to present nerds with new "offering", but it's only after someone with an intuitive perspective like Apple takes a technology or idea and builds it properly or correctly that others like Google or Samsung revise their original "feature" such as Google Wallet, Fingerprints, App Permissions, Voice Assistants, UI, and so on. Now, dont rush onto hating... Apple isnt always right about their choices - many times Google or Android OEMs get it right or set a trend, but most people dont give enough credit to Apple, yet I see Google implementing stuff that I already take for granted all the time. So excuse my direct and "unapologetic" comments - my goal is to bring a little balance to Apple hate manifesting on PA, but I do cross the line often - and yes I get put in my place just as often. My original intent was to show that this years Google I/O was also borrowing Apple's concepts just like Apple did with their keynotes.

15. ruwie

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

you too finalflash, raise your hands.

12. ruwie

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

surrender now tech2, lift up your hand

18. kabiluddin

Posts: 275; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Twisting words and taking cheap shot is tech2's special ability.

13. vladislavvaz

Posts: 12; Member since: May 19, 2014

hahhaha... so true.. :D (y)

6. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's already the best choice out there.

22. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

" because "M" is bringing a lot of what I love in IOS to Android..." Your concept of "a lot" is alienating. If "a lot", then Apple excessively copied stockpile of features that are/were present in Android.

3. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

I just updated my note 4 to lolipop, and I LOVE the material design apps and how much better evrything looks and feels. I cant freaking wait for android M! Although I'm really happy with lolipop :)

4. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

M seems like a refinement of Lollipop and I'm not sure a name change is needed. There was more focus on Google's apps rather than the OS.

8. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

There was loads of additional features in the changelog which people don't really care about, but are actually petty big. The update may not fully effect current phones too much, but new phones will be on an all new level with M pre-loaded.

7. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

BobbyBuster used all 19 accounts to vote no. Top kek

10. alexvoda

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

MicroSD, multitasking, choice between light and dark theme, application permissions. What is there not to like?

16. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

MicroSD what the f**k it have to do with Android? Multitasking like the one with note series always had? Application permission no i don't understand this part at all Android sucks at that i prefer the IOS and WP one a place to get apps and no alternatives. Choice between light and dark theme i always wonder why touchwiz doesn't have it since Samsung users amoled displays. And yet it gonna take more than half a year to deliver such a thing and a half a year more for OEMs to update yeahy...

17. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Multitasking is on S series also. For apps permision you can use App Ops. There is light and dark theme choice in developer options on every android. I agree with your last sentence, I hope they push it faster this time tho.

21. Fellwalker

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Why swear just because you don't understand something? MicroSD = bringing storage on an external card to be the same as if it were part of the internal memory. M will introduce this way of formatting a card so that instead of having emulated SD Card (internal memory) AND ExtSdCard (a kludge that is primarily useful for documents and music and video) it is all treated as one big storage, and you don't need to think about where to put stuff, whether an app has the ability to be moved when you run out of space on your device, or even if it has the necessary permissions to store its data on the extSdCard. You seem to misunderstand application permissions. It has nothing to do with one place to get apps. Many (probably most) apps from the play store have unnecessary permissions such as location, access to your contacts, your phone calls or messages, your Google account (G+). M is about letting you choose for some of those permissions as and when the app tries to use the permission.

24. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah sorry about the micro SD card now I recall but I'm still confused cause i remember some Android versions used to be able to install apps on SD i don't get it why they eliminate this and now want it back. And by application permissions if it means that an app could use my info for installation without permission now it's crazy i need to know what exactly an app have access or permission to use.

19. D.Luis

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

A SIMPLE NO! Because my moto g 1st gen for sure won't receive it

23. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

So just because your phone won't receive the update, you don't like the new features of Android M?

25. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

I liked every change that is known so far except that App Launcher (vertical scrolling) !!

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