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Google first previewed the next version of Android to developers (and the world) back in late May. At the time, it was simply called Android M, with Google stating that the official name for the mobile operating system would come at a later date. Well, the time is today and the official name is Marshmallow. Of all the tasty treats that begin with the letter “M”, Marshmallow was definitely the safe choice, although it was reported that the internal codename for the operating system was Macadamia Nut Cookie. In addition to the name, we’ve also learned that the official version number for Marshmallow is Android 6.0. “Although the Android 6.0 SDK is final, the devices system images are still developer... Read more...
The challenge of raising a child starts the moment you realize you're going to be a parent and must pick out a name. Sounds easy, but it really isn't. You inevitably find yourself looking up baby names, either in a book or on the web, and eventually you land on something you like. However, it's a process, and it's where Google finds itself right now in regards to Android. There's an added challenge to the process for Google since, historically, major Android builds have been named after delicious treats. Not without purpose, Google maintains that "since these devices make our lives so sweet, each Android version is named after a dessert," and so that's been the case starting with Android 1.5... Read more...
The highly anticipated Android M mobile operating system will begin [most likely slowly if previous releases are any indication] making its way to devices this fall. We’ll first start seeing new devices preloaded with Android M (like the next generation Nexus smartphone, which is reportedly being developed in conjunction with Huawei) and later as an upgrade for existing Lollipop devices.Until that time arrives, only developers have access to Android M, and up until this week, they were running the same “tired old” build Developer Preview build that was released in late May. Thankfully, Google yesterday released Android M Developer Preview 2 which brings a wealth of updates to the operating system.... Read more...
Android M, known internally as Macadamia Nut Cookie, is on the horizon. Google I/O kicked off this afternoon and the first topic of discussion was of course Google’s next generation mobile operating system. For those that were hoping for a huge UI overhaul or a ton of gee-whiz features, this is not the Android release for you. Instead, Android M is more of a maintenance released focused mainly on squashing bugs and improving stability/performance across the board. Even though Android M is about making Android a more stable platform, there are six new areas that have been improved upon for this release: App Permissions. We’ve discussed this feature previously based on early leaks, and it thankfully... Read more...
Over the past few days, we’ve been hearing quite a bit about what Google has in store for 2015. Over the Memorial Day holiday weekend alone, we’ve learned that Android M has the internal designation “Macadamia Nut Cookie,” and that the operating system will bring native fingerprint authentication along with guaranteed OS updates for two years (Nexus devices only). Today, Android Police is giving us some insight on the hardware side of things. The first bit of news may be disappointing for tablet fans (but not surprising given the current state of the tablet market) — there will reportedly not be a new Nexus tablet launched this year. Tablets are pretty boring these days anyway, so the real hot... Read more...
With Google's I/O conference set to kick off later this week, the anticipation surrounding its upcoming OS, Android M, is growing fast. While we just learned that M internally stands for Macadamia Nut Cookie, we have doubts this OS release will crumble. Whereas Lollipop represented a major overhaul of the OS, Android M will refine what's there, and then toss in some cool new features (at least, we hope). As we discovered earlier this month, it seems like Android M could have a big business focus. Perhaps that business focus ties into the bit of information leaked late last week, claiming that Android M will have native fingerprint authentication. Unlocking a phone with a fingerprint isn't new,... Read more...
One of the benefits of owning a Google Nexus device is assurance that it will receive new Android builds as they come out, but for how long? According to a seemingly reliable rumor making the rounds on the web, you won't have to guess with Android M (Android 6.0), which Google is expected to unveil at Google I/O later this week.Android Police's Ryan Whitwam says that Android M will come with an update guarantee for Nexus devices. As told by "solid" sources that rate at 9 (presumably out of 10) on the site's confidence scale, Google will roll out major system updates for two years from the OS's release date starting with Android M. In addition, Nexus devices will receive security patches for three... Read more...
Google is making an effort to give users greater control of their privacy settings with Android M. Rather than giving apps a direct access to whatever user data that it desires, Android M users will be able to select on a per-app basis if they wish to grant access to photos, location data, and contacts. After all, there’s no reason why a flashlight app should need access to your location data or contacts, so why do we blindly allow these apps to access our data? It’s good to hear that Google is taking the steps to allow customer to have more control over their data, but it’s still up to user to be proactive about what to allow rather than simply **click** **click** **click** through dialog boxes... Read more...
The days of connecting your phone to your car stereo are coming to an end. Google’s next operating system release, Android M, will launch in the next year or two and will put Android in your car, according to a Reuters report. Google already has Android Auto, which requires a connection to your cell phone, but cars with Android M will have direct Internet connection and will function without the help of your phone.  “With embedded it’s always on, always there,” an unidentified source with knowledge of Android M told Reuters. “You don’t have to depend on your phone being there and on.” Apple CarPlay, pictured above, could be getting some competition from Android M in the not-too-distant... Read more...