Smartphone enthusiasts will not have to wait much longer for the next version of the Android operating system. Just as it has done in the past, Google will unveil the latest version of Android at its annual I/O developer conference. Google’s I/O keynote led by Sundar Pichai is scheduled to begin on May 28th at 12:30PM.
Although the official schedule did not reveal much about Android M, it did suggest that the operating will feature an updated Android for Work tool to enhance the adoption of Android devices at workplaces and among people involved in small business, desk-less jobs, logistics and warehousing jobs.
The search engine giant had offered a similar preview of Android 5.0 Lollipop at Google I/O 2014. The version has so far made it to just 10 percent of all Android devices. Keeping tune with the same, we will be able to see of the features that the new version has to offer.
Apart from Android M, Google will also launch Voice Access and Proximity-based communication. Voice Access is a service that provides users access to their Android phones and other devices through voice. Voice access will be available to third party apps as well. Proximity-based communication is a new technology for ‘discovering and communicating with nearby devices.’
Google generally names its Android versions after a sweet or candy. In chronological order, these have been Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, and Lollipop. The M in Android M could be Muffin or Milkshake but we will have to wait and see.