Android M dev preview now available for selected devices

Android M dev preview now available for selected devices

Some of us are still waiting for the availability of Android Lollipop, but Google already released the developer preview of the Android M.


The latest Android OS dev preview is now available for selected devices namely: Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player. As for the final version, it’s reported to arrive during Q3 of this year.


Some of the improvements of Android M include:

  • Chrome Custom Tabs – for faster web browsing and a more intuitive user-experience
  • Fingerprint support – it now applies in making purchases for both online and offline transactions
  • Android Pay – works with any NFC-capable smartphone to make transactions easier and faster
  • Doze – uses motion detectors to determine if the user isn’t using the phone so it could go to ‘sleep’ and reduce background performances
  • Google Photos – standalone app that stores unlimited photos and videos as long as they don’t go over 16MP and 1080p resolutions
  • Improved Google Now
  • Faster Google Chrome

For a more detailed look on the mentioned features, head over to the source link.



Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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5 Responses

  1. miko says:

    does it also support 64bit processor?

    • Android has always supported 64-bit processor ever since the Linux Kernel supported it.

    • miko says:

      Vekou that’s not what I mean!
      Of course android supports 64 bit devices but not all android OS are 64bit!
      Let me rephrase my question… Is the OS 64 bit?

  2. Lexty says:

    Google Now on Tap – Improved Google Now

  3. Freeje says:

    Nothing earthshaking or useful for the average Joe.

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