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Top 5 features of Android M

Finally, the much awaited Android M is here. Well, not literally but, the developers preview of Android M is now available for Nexus devices. There is no news on what it would be called and when exactly would it be available for more devices. Google recently announced the features of Android M at its I/O event and here are we listing the top 5 features of Android M.Control Over App Permissions.
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# Control Over App Permissions

One of the biggest problems with Android apps is that either you need to permit for all the permissions or you can’t use it at all. However, it will not be the case with Android M. This feature aims at improving the security feature in Android. In Android 5.0 or previous versions, whenever you install an app, it shows you a list of permissions it needs and eventually you say yes to all. But, in case of Android M, it will not ask for any permission at the time of installing but, it will ask for permission when you are using it and it needs to access any hardware component like camera or microphone. Once you approve this, the app will have the access to that component, but you can still change the permissions in the settings and can revert back.

For example, WhatsApp will now ask for permission before using a microphone for sending voice messages.

# Doze: Better Battery Life

This feature focuses on improving the battery life of the device. Android consumes a lot of batteries because many apps use hardware even when the phone is locked or when the phone is in standby mode.  However, in Android M, the doze feature will put the apps in sleep mode if the phone is not used for long time. It will use the sensors like a gyroscope, ambient light to detect whether the phone is idle or not.

For example, you were browsing your phone and suddenly felt sleepy and slept all the way around by keeping your phone aside. In normal case, the background apps will still work and will consume battery but, in Android M, it will detect that phone is now ideal and will shut down the apps thus improving battery life by 2 to 2 times.

# Finger Print Scanner

This was a major missing thing in the Android, With Apple having these features from ages; Android finally realized that it also needs one. Android M will have inbuilt fingerprint scanner which means you can now use your fingerprint for  locking your device or for paying at malls, what Google is calling, Android Pay.

# USB C support

Apple has been using USB C in its new Macbook and soon Android will feature it too. USB C will allow you to use your phone at tremendous speed and transfer the data even faster. It will also allow a reversible plug-in and you can even use your phone as a charger, thanks to USB C.Even better Google Now.

# Even better Google Now

There is no doubt in the fact that Google Now is much better than Siri in terms of predicting data based on data input in the device. With Android M, Google Now will get smarter. In the previous version of Android, Google Now used to amylase the data that was available in Google Apps and it will provide the information based on it. But, in the latest version of Android, it will also keep a check on what actually is happening inside the apps.

For example: If you are listening to a song, Google Now will know which song is playing. Now, just press the home button and you will see all the details regarding that song. Or, you were chatting with your friend and he/she asks you to go out for dinner at some place. Google Now will know what you are chatting about and if you press the home button, it will show you the ratings, distance etc. about the place you are going for dinner.

Other small tweaks and features of Android M are:

  • Easy word selection and floating clipboard toolbar.
  • Simplified volume controls
  • Auto backup for apps

No doubt, Android M will have some amazing features which will improve the experience of using an Android device. I am sure you have enjoyed reading the features of Android M.

Now, I would like to hear from you as which feature you liked the most.

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Zainil Dedhia

Zainil is commerce graduate & is pursuing his further studies in commerce. He loves to write about software's & social media.

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  • Hi Zainil,
    Nice to read this informative piece on Android M
    No doubt this will be a wonderful app according to the review
    And the nice thing to note is that of its
    “Control Over App Permissions”
    This will surely an added application.
    Thanks Atish and Zaini for this review.
    Have a great and profitable day
    ~ Philip

  • Hello Zainil,

    I would say it is a great post where you’ve showcased the features of Android M.

    All the five features seem good and yes, USB C support is indeed needed in Android for quick data transfer.

    I mostly like the first 2 features, I’m sure that these would amaze the Android lovers.

    Good to see you that you’re back to the pavilion, expecting awesome posts from you.

    Have a good day!

  • Its really great to know that android M is announced and I guess it should have great advanced current compared to current one.

  • Android M, I am really excited for this and want to know more about this. Thanks for sharing this information about this android.

  • These days I am using rooting service into my phone, now it’s working fast as compared to before because I reschedule and migrate some app into sd cards.. this is a good article.. very helpful for me.. thanks for sharing.

    Mohd Arif

  • Presently am using android mobile phone, good collection Dedhia..Really i loved it.thanks for sharing & keep posting.

  • thanks for sharing these features of Android M recently in Google I/O android M was released and in just 2 days we are able to know all about features credit goes to Zainil Dedhia thanks for it

  • Hi..
    Thank you for sharing the Great information and give,s the information about the latest Android M OS. Thanks !

  • Hello Zainil,

    Thanks for sharing this great features of the new android M.

    Funny enough, I’ve not heard about this before. I was too curious to read this great post on your blog; though, I lost the zeal for blogging sometimes ago.

    Have a nice day sir!

  • Awesome features are provided by android M. It is going to rock this year. Hope i will get update soon 😉 thanks for sharing this post.Keep Blogging

    Mrunmay Phanse

  • Thank you for the information,
    The Finger Print Scanner will use the screen to scan the finger ?

  • Hi..
    Very nice blog and informative also. thank you for sharing the Great information about the latest Android M OS. thanks for sharing this post..

  • Great piece of content Zainil. Great to know the amazing features of Android M. Loved reading your post. Now waiting for Android M. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Great post on Android M but is this an upgrade from Android Lollipop or is it only for Nexus devices like I’ve read? I’d sure like to give it test drive but I’m a galaxy guy 🙁

  • Hi,Zainil,

    It’s really very nice review about Android M after Android L. And the way you described is so clear. Hope,The Better Battery Life and Finger Print Scanner both features will be amazing.

    Thanks for sharing, waiting for more like this one.

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