Saturday, 25 November 2017
Mobile

Google releases a second version of Android M Developer Preview

Google showcased the new Android OS, the Android M in the last Google I/O conference. This, of course, is not the end of the what Google has to offers, as the company have now released the first update to the Android M Developer preview.

Even though the second preview of the Android M doesn’t have much for normal users, it does pack a punch for the advanced users with all the bugs fixes and API additions.

The preview is currently available for three smartphones – Nexus 9, Nexus 6 and Nexus 5. And, for any reason if you have the first preview loaded on one of these phones, you can just download the OTA update to get the latest version.

The Latest Build Changes

The latest build of Android M has slight changes from the first build. If you are a geek and want to get a sneak peak of all the changes, you can just go to official web page to know about all the changes.

But, if you are just like me, a small list would surely help!

The major changes in the developer preview 2 are as follows:

1. Android Pay: They have included the new Android Pay, an inbuilt payment system for mobile and works similar to Google Wallet. The only difference between Google Wallet and Android Pay is the later is integrated into the OS of the smartphone.

2. Better App Permission System: The app permission will go more granular and you can now control each permission access by the app and not just only at installation.

3. Doze: A new power saving logic to make sure that the apps synchronize with the sleep patterns of the device

And, finally,

USB Type C support — The universal port for your smartphone.

For developers, there are API additions.

Want to try out the new release? Head to the download section.