Android M has been launched, here are 6 New Main Features | As previously predicted WebKeren.Net in the article Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, this latest Android operating system will not last long. Sure enough, right on the schedule compiled by Google, recently the Android M developer preview which is estimated that Android 6.0 has been introduced at Google I / O 2015 San Francisco.
Android Lollipop comes with a new design and aesthetic breakthrough, while Android M is rumored to be bringing breakthrough improvements and updates on stability and reusability that are urgently needed. As summarized WebKeren.Net from AndroidPit, on Android M there will be six main new features.
|Android M Developer Preview Announcement in Google I / O 2015 | Image © AndroidPit|
1. Permission Application
Android M gives users greater control over how applications can access information, and this is a truly positive step forward. Application permissions have been revamped and simplified on Android M, where users can now choose to accept or refuse individual permissions as they wish. In addition, if permission is previously requested during installation, on Android M Permission will be requested the first time the feature is used.
It sounds like simple little technical details until you realize what a revolution is, if we can manage our own access rights to the application, whenever we want.
Think about the last time you downloaded an application from the Google Play Store. Before you can install it, the full screen permission appears. Do you want this super important messaging application to access your contacts, calendar, camera, microphone and location? Um, sure? maybe? I just want this application so I can talk to my family in Canada – but why do I need to access my location and calendar? You might think of all these things, and give the app permission too. Or maybe my friend said, I don't want an application that makes me tell my location just to chat.
On Android M, for example on WhatsApp, when you want to record a voice message, WhatsApp will ask for permission (only once the first time) to use the mic: if you give access and record messages, then the feature will be used, but you can refuse give permission. And so on with other permits needed, it will be asked exactly when it will be used.
You can also change the permissions that have been granted to the application at a later time through the settings menu, or can see permissions by type and see which applications are given these permissions.
2. Web Experience in Applications
Google has explored trends regarding how web content is explored by users to provide a better user experience when interacting with websites and applications. "Chrome Custom Tab" is a new feature that allows developers to take advantage of all the capabilities of Chrome, while still controlling the look and feel of the user experience on the application.
Chrome Custom Tab will allow applications to open pop up windows through Chrome that have been adapted to the appearance of the application without leaving the application. In other words, through this feature chrome will become the "internal browser" of all applications. This will speed up the navigation process between the application and the web, as well as maintain intuition of user experience.
Chrome Custom Tab also supports automatic sign-in, saved passwords, autofill, and multi-process security to help integrate applications and web experiences. So, for example, Pinterest's custom tab will have a Pinterest share button embedded in it, can include pop up menu options and doesn't require Pinterest developers to build their own web browser.
3. Fingerprint Standardization
Google will "standardize" fingerprint scanners on phones running Android M. Because later fingerprint scanners are not only used to unlock phones, but also to make purchases in real life or in the Play Store app. That way in the future there will certainly be more devices that provide support for the Fingerprint feature.
4. Mobile Payment
Android Pay is a new mobile payment system designed by Google to make the checkout process easier and faster. Google aims to provide "convenience, security, and choice," with Android Pay, which allows users to use credit cards to pay for products in more than 700,000 stores in the United States (and possibly other countries).
Compatible with devices that have NFC (and version 4.4 KitKat or later), the Android Pay platform is currently supported by American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover, as well as operators such as AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.
5. Links in the Application
If you press the link in an android application, a pop up "open with / open with" window will appear asking what application you open it with, whether with a browser, an application such as YouTube, Twitter, or others.
On Android M, links in applications will be "smarter" by choosing what web or application will automatically open the content contained in the link. For example when you press the Twitter link in an email, the Twitter application will open automatically without needing to ask if you want to use Twitter or a web browser.
But it seems that this feature will reap criticism, because maybe users are more comfortable opening links using a browser than with certain applications.
6. Power and Charging
Android M utilizes a new function known as "Doze" to increase standby time. By utilizing a motion detector, Android will recognize when the phone is not in use, such as when the user is sleeping or the cell phone has been left on the table, to reduce the processes that run in the background.
However, Android M can also start an alarm or notify you of priority notifications. In trials conducted on two Nexus 9 (one running Lollipop and one running an Android M preview) it was found that the Android M standby time is 2 times longer than Android L.
In addition, Android M also supports USB Type-C which allows faster charging, and allows users to charge other devices with their mobile phones.
Android M Release Date
Android M Developer Preview can now be enjoyed by Nexus 5, Nexus 6, 9 and Nexus Player, and the final version will be launched in Q3 2015.
Also read the strengths of Android M that were not revealed at Google I / O 2015 San Francisco
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