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Google introduces Android M OS

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In among all the weird talk of “The Internet of Things” at Google’s I/O conference yesterday, the Android owners unveiled the next iteration of their sugary themed operating systems for mobile devices. Although without a proper name yet (my money is on Marshmallow), Android M will feature a host of under the hood enhancements – most of which seem par for the course now.

First things first though, Android M is going to really make every app user happy with a revision of how permissions work. Instead of being prompted to either give an app all or no access to other parts of your phone, Android M will compartmentalise these and give developers a lot more control. That means more accurate, more situational sensitive permissions – which has been a long time coming

Joining this is finally official support for Fingerprint authentication, meaning you can make purchases on the Google Play store using your biometric information. It also means you’ll be able to make purchase with Android Pay in this way too – much like Apple Pay already does with the iPhone. Still, with official support, expect most Android devices to hop onto this bandwagon shortly.

Other notable enhancements include more efficient battery management, allowing your phone to enter a state of hibernation when out of use for extended periods of time. This is said to double the life on a single charge, which will also be sped up but some nifty software tweaks. Google also revealed support for USB Type-C – showcasing a yet unannounced handset with the new port as a charging inlet

Other than that, Android apps now communicate far more efficiently with one another and Google Now is trying to take on Siri. Like I said, it’s a very focused upgrade that is tackling things you won’t immediately be able to see and touch, but it does address some niggling issues Lollipop has. The Android M preview was launched yesterday, with a public release date still up for question.

Last Updated: May 29, 2015

34 Comments

  1. *Mandatory Android Fanboy Insert*

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    • Mark Vincer

      May 29, 2015 at 12:47

      *Microsoft Fanboy standing outside window weeping, waiting to be let in*

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  2. HairyEwok

    May 29, 2015 at 12:04

    Would it be wrong to want such a cup for my tea?

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    • Trevor Matrix

      May 29, 2015 at 12:05

      You want that cup and you drink tea…
      You want that cup and you drink tea…

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      • Trevor Matrix

        May 29, 2015 at 12:05

        WTF is up with disquss???

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 29, 2015 at 12:06

          I know right? I spell the words correctly but it still gets posted wrong

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          • Pariah

            May 29, 2015 at 12:07

            XD

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 29, 2015 at 12:07

            Leis annd slendar!

          • Hammersteyn

            May 29, 2015 at 12:10

            rite dar, u c wat it duz

          • RinceTheElfRoot

            May 29, 2015 at 12:14

            BWAHAHAH

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 29, 2015 at 12:15

            Nope. That should have read:
            There are two wrongs here:
            You want that cup and you drink tea…

        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 29, 2015 at 12:08

          You really want to drink some tea?

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  3. Admiral Chief's Adventure

    May 29, 2015 at 12:05

    Ek het jou MOS gesê!

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  4. Hammersteyn

    May 29, 2015 at 12:05

    I like Android because I hate all things Apple

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    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 29, 2015 at 12:05

      Haha

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    • PoisonedBelial

      May 29, 2015 at 12:05

      *hate

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 29, 2015 at 12:06

        yeah fixed ffs

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    • HairyEwok

      May 29, 2015 at 12:06

      But apples keep the doctor away :/

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 29, 2015 at 12:07

        Depends on how hard you throw.

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        • Trevor Matrix

          May 29, 2015 at 12:08

          My one doctor was a Tae Kwon Do black belt. You should see what that guy did with apples. I still weep for the fruit…

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          • HairyEwok

            May 29, 2015 at 12:09

            He played fruit ninja with his feet against it?

          • Hammersteyn

            May 29, 2015 at 12:10

            Did he play hide the apple?

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 29, 2015 at 12:11

            If you mean kicking your “apples” into your throat, then yes…

      • PoisonedBelial

        May 29, 2015 at 12:08

        But what if it’s a hot doctor?

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        • Trevor Matrix

          May 29, 2015 at 12:08

          Then you admire her apples…

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          • PoisonedBelial

            May 29, 2015 at 12:09

            I may get sick quite often then…

        • HairyEwok

          May 29, 2015 at 12:13

          If that was my GP I would constantly have a minor illness that requires her to give me attention.

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          • Trevor Matrix

            May 29, 2015 at 12:17

            Well, she does give you a free impotence test…

    • Pariah

      May 29, 2015 at 12:06

      You should probably put a Valve in that. Oh wait.

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    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      May 29, 2015 at 12:07

      • HairyEwok

        May 29, 2015 at 12:08

        I say good sir, having a smashing day.

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 29, 2015 at 12:11

        LOL

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  5. Ghost In The Rift

    May 29, 2015 at 13:10

    Don’t know what devices yet? Really hope it reaches my Z1

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  6. CypherGate

    May 29, 2015 at 14:17

    I really dont see much differences between the newer os and the older ones.

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