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The Android M Is Still Just A M(ystery)

Android M Gets More Details At The Google I/O
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Doze saves energy by putting all apps in ‘a near-off’ state whenever you haven’t touched your phone in awhile.

We’ve all been wondering for the longest (well ever since it was announced) what the new Android M could bring to the brand. But more importantly, we gravely wanted to know what the M was going to stand for The Google I/O conference is in full swing in San Francisco and with it some answers!

Juicy details about the new Android OS have finally been made official and here’s the lowdown.

We found out earlier in the week that the Android M will be coming with a native finger print scanner. Indeed it’s been confirmed, as Google wants a tighter grip on security.

A lot of users had pet peeves with how Android handled the whole app permission business.

Now on to something that is actually brand new information. Android Pay will be making a comeback after being omitted in Android Lollipop. This is another step in Google wanting to be more secure since this will generate a virtual card number for your credit card rather than using its actual code.

We always try to find ways for our devices to have longer battery lives. Google plans to help us in that regard by introducing something called Doze. This new feature will help Android M phones save energy by putting all apps in ‘a near-off’ state whenever you haven’t touched your phone in awhile. It will theoretically double your phone’s up time.

This will go hand-in-hand with the efficiency theme of battery saving and whatnot. The new chargers will juice up the devices faster than ever as well as coming with USB-C support.

Now they plan on having apps ask permission every time you used a particular feature rather than during download.

A lot of users had pet peeves with how Android handled the whole app permission business. Instead of generally allowing an app permission after you downloaded it which was risky anyway you looked at it. Now they plan on having apps ask permission every time you used a particular feature rather than during download. That is a much safer route with all of the conspiracy theories revolving the NSA and your camera.

These are all good information but Google still didn’t answer the most important question of all. What does the M stand for? Please be Android Mango.

 

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