This year’s Google I/O schedule was recently released, and from the looks of it we are more than likely going to see the next version of Android, “Android M”. It wasn’t officially stated by the company outright that Android M will be released, but for a breif moment it was mentioned under the “Android for Work” section.
When Android 5.0 was released last year, in Google I/O it was referred to as “Android L” until it came out officially as “Lollipop” a few months later and we can expect the same thing to take place with Android M if it debuts this month. This gives us some time to throw in our bets on what the M might stand for. Leave them in the comments below!…Meringue?…Mango?(lol)….
Although only approximately 10% of Android phones are running Lollipop since its release, it doesn’t look like Google is showing any signs of slowing down with updates. Some people can take this as something negative since they might still be running on KitKat due to their device’s manufacturer, but we have to remember that the delay for updates isn’t Google’s fault, but moreso the manufacturers’. As for Google, it looks like they are moving forward at a steady pace.
I personally am excited to see what Android M has to offer although I don’t think it might be much. It was glimpsed under the “Android for Work” section stating that it will “bring the power of Android to the workplace”, and Android is already running on TV’s, wearables, and even in cars now, so let’s see what they have in store for us.
What do you expect to see in Android M?