Surfaced showing off nothing about what to expect, but the session only says Android M “brings power of Android to all kinds of workplace.” Google is all set up for commencing its I/O 2015 developer conference later this month, and the search giant will use the stage to introduce Android M, the successor to Lollipop – after all it’s mobile OS. More details on Android for Work and the latest Android M OS can be grabbed right after this jump.
Confirmed directly and the description however has briefly appeared as part of the I/O schedule made specific mention of Android M. Google, when it announced Android 5.0 in 2014, was first known as “Android L” before it revealed its final “Lollipop” name months later. If the Big G is planning to do the same with the next mobile OS, then its gonna be named later, instead of Android M – goes with another one. The session given how viral that information must have gotten in a few minutes, Google has since removed that session detail from the I/O website.
Another session that has caught the attention of the blogosphere is “interruptions“. Points to a more refined approach to the notification system that Android Lollipop brought with it in, but nevertheless, the most exciting session to be found, is “Voice Access.”
Google’s attempt at expanding the OK Google commands throughout the operating system, including Google supported apps as well. Recently, it has rolled out support by offering Ok Google for third-party Android apps. With this Voice Access feature, users should be able to control almost every part of their Android device, and apps as well.
Describing the Voice Access session, Google says, ““In this talk, we introduce Voice Access, a service that gives anyone access to their Android device through voice alone. We will focus on simple steps developers can follow to ensure that Voice Access provides an optimal experience within their apps.”
The mention of “workplaces” could mean that the Mountain View based company is finally looking to make a move into deeper enterprise solutions as well. And with this move from Google will bring a refreshed version of Universal OS to phones, tablets, in-car entertainment units etc, which Android 5.0 Lollipop gets with it, but more optimized.
What actually ‘M’ in Android M would stand for – Management, Magnet, Mind, Mango and in my thoughts it could be Android Metro. Now it sounds like there’ll be a greater focus on making Android a force in the enterprise — and Google obviously needs developers to play a role in that.
It remains unclear what version number Google would be assigning to Android M, but if the changes are major enough with a slightly revamped UI as well, Go with Android 6.0?
The I/O developers conference si all set to kick off on 28th of May, so we’ll keep an eye on what Google has planned, soon enough.