Will Android M contain these new features?

Will Android M contain these new features?
Although Google hasn't officially uttered one word about Android M, the name leaked out yesterday when Google released parts of the Google I/O schedule. From a look at what the topics will be for various I/O sessions, we can draw some conclusions about what new features might be included on Android M. One such feature is called "Voice Access" and developers at Google I/O will get to hear from Google how to add hands-free capabilities to their app.

"Nearby" is another feature that was hinted at in the Google I/O schedule with a session called "Proximity-based communication" listed. It seems that Android M will allow Android users to "discover" and communicate with other Android users, well, nearby. It isn't known whether the other parties will have to be using Android M or if any recent build of the OS will do.

Material Design will continue to be a big part of Android as multiple sessions based on the feature are planned for Google I/O. One such talk is titled "Bringing Material Design to life on Android." VR also could be part of Android M. One session at Google I/O will "explore virtual reality and how it may change our lives."

Outside of Android M, an intriguing session is scheduled for Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects team. The description of the event says that the team will reveal wearables that will "blow your socks off." Google adds that "We mean this more literally than you might think."

Google I/O will run from May 28th to May 29th and will be held in the Moscone Center West in San Francisco. Google has yet to publish its official app for the conference. Last year's app allowed users to view streaming video of some of the sessions as they took place.

source: 9to5Google, AndroidPolice via BGR

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62 Comments

1. gaming64 unregistered

I already have a feeling this new Android is just an incremental upgrade.

5. gaming64 unregistered

A minor incremental upgrade to be exact.

18. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

enjoy ur iohass android ics is better than ios8.3 well hows ur buggy apple applied some pesticides or need some suggestions

22. gaming64 unregistered

Maybe try applying for therapy because your obsession for Apple is life threatening student.

33. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Android is adding multi window support in M. So all M devices will have multi window support.

54. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

May be i should give guys like you a free therapy

28. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

lol chill bruh

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It needs to be. Look how bad lollipop is right now.

35. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

It's somewhat sad that an OS as complex as Android that has to be flexible enough to run on endless configurations of hardware is more stable than iOS which is custom tailored for a single device, in which every aspect of that device (both hardware and software) is designed in house by Apple. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-5.0-Lollipop-crashes-less-than-iOS-8-report-says_id65968

39. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Ouch!

42. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Should I post proof or are you ready to stop now before you dig that hole even deeper? Your call.

53. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm guessing that expecting an intelligent and well thought out response from you is asking too much. You can go ahead and post your "proof", but I would suggest that you quite right now and appear stupid as opposed to keep on arguing and remove all doubt.

56. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're the one to talk about intelligent response especially from someone who can't tell you the difference between quite and quit. You have nothing.

57. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

umm.... so your "proof" that iOS is a better OS was pointing out a typo? Damn, I really dug myself into a hole there. How in the world will I ever get out!?! Oh the shame I feel from allowing myself to argue with such a superior intellect, cough KANYE cough!!!! .... Yeah, I stick by my initial statement that "expecting an intelligent and well thought out response from you is asking too much". You're such a drok... Oh no! Another typo! I meant to call you a "dork", now you have your "proof" that Apple has 80% of the global market and Android has a pathetic 14%. Oh the shame of being an Android user!!! God, I know you talk out of your butt and are incapable of backing up your idiotic statements with rational thought and reasoning, but if you can't be smart about your responses, at least try to throw a little humor in there.

36. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

lolipop is far better than kitkat on my nexus 5.

44. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Lollipop is bad? Well of course it is to you mate. It ain't ios so it's auto bad in your books. I know plenty of people that enjoy Lollipop including my self. And more than ios does. Source I have them both and I am a windows user. So you can see where the 'bad' OS is in comparison - which is windows only cos it's not on par with the rest.

2. Hahawk

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

I wonder why they want to give it a new name already. There would be nothing wrong with keeping Lollipop until 5.3 at least considering there were tons of bugs in the initial 5.0 release.

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well Android L was announced around this time last year, but Kit-Kat 4.4.4 wasn't released until later in July or August so just because they're actively working on that next major update, it doesn't mean that they won't come out with smaller incremental updates between now and Android M.

6. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Not many Android phones even running lollipop that's the biggest problem with android phones no update for most of the phones and when there's update phone runs slowly. Google just making updates with minor upgrades while it can make a big update once a year so that many phones will be updated.

10. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Better than ios update thats break your wifi , make your phone unable to get network , make your battery drain like hell , slow your phone to a crawl ect. I prefere to keep a older android version and have a smooth experience. Another bonus is Google update the API directly so i can still run all the new app even on an older android version. i got lots of friend on iphone 4S unable to run many new app or app crashing because they dont have latest ios version. So sorry i prefere to have the choice to keep my old version or buy a new phone and get the new version really optimized for my new device.

14. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Your friends are using 3 year old iPhones and even then I haven't experienced any of this. No it's not better to have 1 year old phone phone 2-5 updates behind.

25. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah but even they can update i guess a and more than 80% iPhones are running IOS 8 while hardly 10% run lollipop on Android and even lollipop users apps are trash why cause most of the apps aren't optimized for them.

45. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

To be fair L also had all those problems you listed at first.

51. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Wait you are forgetting the update that has killed G3's ability to sms on tmo, forgot the s3 update that killed calling at all. Lets not forget the contacts crashing update that you have to uninstall google+ updates for it to work again. We can also talk about corrupt sd, we can talk about s5's needing to master reset because of .com errors (not just s5's but they are the most popular we get). We can talk about camera issues in kitkat and lollipop, battery issues. Seriously the list of android problems is just as long as any apple list.

34. Hahawk

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

Of course that doesn't mean that they will release M instantly. As you say, Lollipop was announced last year at I/O and was released in November. But maybe there will be new features that will justify to switch to another name, let's see :) You can't compare the update process of iOS with the one of Android. How many manufacturers use iOS and how many phones do they produce and how many manufacturers use Android and how many phones do these ones produce? Do the math and rethink.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

Just make the RAM and battery management as good as iOS

9. rotkiv3451

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

In order to keep "real" multitasking that android users are crazy about, they simply can't make the RAM management as good as iOS, which I don't mind because it's really nice to be able to upload stuff and leave stuff loading in the background.

46. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

symbian has better multitasking than android and good ram management than ios. symbian smartphone with 128mb of ram can run 40+ apps without affecting perfomance

11. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yes for the Ram management no thanks for the battery management sorry but iphone battery are abysal.

12. TyrionLannister unregistered

iPhone battery lasts really long with the puny capacity. And they basically hibernate in standby. My iPad loses like 3% in 1 week standby. That's insane.

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