So, which Android M feature is your favorite?

So, which Android M feature is your favorite?
Tell you what, at the Android M keynote, new features and functionality went flying left and right! M has to be one of the best updates in Android history, adding a significant layer of polish to what became a very cohesive and complete operating system with Android 5.0 Lollipop. This year, Google focused on matching the Material Design look with an equally impressive feel, making Android better and more compelling for users all over the world! 

A smarter Play Store will turn app searching into a leisury activity. App Deep Linking will let apps actually talk to each other, rather than exist in vacuum. Native fingerprint recognition and Android Pay shall make for secure and effortles logins and payments. Google Now On Tap will help you organize your life. App Permission Control will put critical app-related decisions in your hands. The new Photos app is awesome! Those are the big things, and knowing Google, there will be lots more smaller functionality to enjoy once Android M hits our favorite devices!

So, which one of these is your favorite? Vote away and discuss in the comments below!

Favorite M feature

Smarter Play Store search
2.39%
App Deep Linking
3.8%
Native fingerprint recognition
11.33%
Google Now On Tap
17.52%
Android Pay
4.18%
App Permission Control
26.55%
Doze Mode
24.01%
The new Photos app
10.22%

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38 Comments

1. bracketslash

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 13, 2014

All in all, I feel as if Android M is a step in the right direction toward fully integrating Android into all areas of our daily lives.

23. waddup121 unregistered

woooo!

34. Android_Lollipop

Posts: 155; Member since: May 05, 2015

Well said

37. Z3R091 unregistered

It is a great step, but it sure are too fast. Because some of us still not receive the Lollipop yet.

2. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Still disappointed by no native multi-window mode.

4. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

yh i like the new refinements android M bring, but was also hoping for multi-window! Do you think they will add it to this android version or will we need to wait for the android N, hopefully its the former?

14. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

you'll have to wait till Apple adds it in iOS 9, so Google can follow the path

24. tedkord

Posts: 17349; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You mean after Apple copies it from Samsung?

28. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

so, Google copies samsung?

32. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Let's hope Apple's copy doesn't receive the same piss poor developer support as Samsung's original product.

15. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm worried they won't. I've been hoping for this for my Nexus 9, but it seems like Google's forsaken tablets. Rumor has it there won't even be a new Nexus tab this year, which is a shame.

18. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

I was hoping for native a give display.. Like on Motorola handsets

20. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

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22. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

There is Multi-window deep buried in developer mode.

26. avasponge

Posts: 44; Member since: May 03, 2012

I didn't see that feature. Where?

3. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

it was an underwhelming I/O... i felt like i was watching last year's Apple WWDC to be honest... only cool thing was Now on Tap

25. tedkord

Posts: 17349; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I agree. Last year's WWDC was extremely underwhelming. It was essential I/O 2013.

31. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I love the widespread outrage whenever Apple "copies" Android. But when Google "borrows" features from Apple, you and your fellow trolls like to look the other way. Yeah let's defer our attention to when Apple copied Google back in 2013. Meanwhile, on May 28th, 2015.....

38. AlikMalix unregistered

Yep, that's how I felt after this I/O. Android Pay is now exactly like Apple Pay (at least Samsung did something different with Samsung Pay) Google straight up "copy paste" the entire buying process from Apple. Full initializing App permissions - well, welcome to 2009 android. (Hey android fanboys stated it) System Fingerprint support - welcome to 2013 Even the way "copy and paste" now works like iOS 3 Photos app now looks and acts like iOS 7 photos app... The only thing exciting is the cloud storage that's unlimited, BUT even that has a huge disappointment - in order to use FREE unlimited storage your images will be compressed and quality lost - what's the freaken point. But I love when Google ups the ante on cloud storage - forces Apple to do the same - I can still use googles cloud, but I prefer how iCloud works better seamlessly. Anyway - enjoy your app permissions - it's been a long time you guys had to endure the "why the hell does it want my contacts" scenario.

5. Galaxy_Apple

Posts: 129; Member since: May 24, 2015

google now on tap is sic !!! but I wonder how samsung will implement it ? I really hope samsung kills S_voice it's the only thing that I hate about touchwiz.

9. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Choice, just like you can choose the Samsung keyboard or Android default (or any other for that matter). Right now, you already have the choice to turn it off.

11. Galaxy_Apple

Posts: 129; Member since: May 24, 2015

ya I know but it might interfere with google now on tap , lets wait and see though. I'm talking about the home button press stuff.

6. Sauce5 unregistered

Doze is very welcomed. My iPhone only drops about 1-4% over night. Something I can't wait to see on my future Android phones. On Tap is AMAZING!

10. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

My Z3 Compact used to drop 2% but recently I must have installed a drainer... Anyway the are some Android phones with good optimization

12. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

yeah, droping only few percentages over the night will be great... I like DOZE and Apps Permission control the most... Infact, apps permission control is the most important feature for me bcoz I am the lover of Chinese phones and usually they have full apps permission control in there flagship devices... I love this feature

7. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Nothing major, small incremental updates. I won't be too unhappy if my phone doesn't get M. 1. Smarter Play Store search - Nothing specific related to M, Play store is independent of android version. 2. App Deep Linking - Decent, but again nothing ground breaking. Not bothered too much 3. Native fingerprint recognition - Vendors doing is just fine without any assistance from Google 4. Android Pay - Like google wallet, would be US-only and a flop (in making) 5. Google Now On Tap - 1st thing I do in an Android phone is to disable Google NOW. Biggets battery hog in the universe. 6. App Permission Control - Good step in right direction. "App Ops" was there earlier, should never have been removed. 7. Doze Mode - Need to see in action before I comment. Project Volta was a big flop for Lollipop. 8. The new Photos app - Again nothing to do with M. In all, there is nothing too big going in M. It's like a maintenance update, rather than something revolutionary.

16. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

you made good points bro, infact you nailed Android M perfectly... this new version should be called Android 5.2.2.0 More Lollipops, instead of Android M... Sadly, they are going to waste a precious alphabet on such a minor update

19. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

1. agree 2. the absence of this feature is one of the most annoying things in Android IMO. 3. can you log into, say, spotify or facebook with your fingerprint? can you unlock, say, your password manager with your fingerprint? Can you confirm a payment with your fingerprint? No, vendor independent implementation is not enough. Having the OS support will allow apps to use fingerprint authentication. 4. Mastercard has just announced that they'll support android pay in Italy. 5. Google now is one of the best things Android has. Just because you don't use it, it does not mean that people who like it do not deserve an improvement. 6. agree 7. agree, but the idea seems good 8. agree Nothing will be revolutionary anymore. Apple started the revolution in 2007 with the first iphone, then everything has been maintenance and improvements, and copying. Google copied from Apple, then Apple copied from Google, then Microsoft copied too, and today the three systems are pretty much alike (though I find Android superior, but it's just my opinion). In the end, Android M seems a step in the right direction, addressing some critical points of Android, namely the ability to support biometric authentication devices, better battery duration, better permission handling and better app integration with the os.

30. Cyberchum

Posts: 1063; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

One of the best? it must be way down the pecking order. Theoretically, more than 80% of Android users don't use Google now and would care less if they could about its existence. To me and a host of others, it's the biggest bloat of all. Won't even let me find installed apps without taking tons of time, time it won't take to gulp your resources, be it RAM or battery. Stop trying to justify the abrupt and unjustifiable jump from L to M, nothing it will bring will be worthy of a new iteration. It's like 4.2 to 4.3, both Jellybean.

8. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

To make that poll fair you should include an option for "none"

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