Google I/O 2015 will be taking place later this week and we expect that Google will most likely announce the next version of Android which many believe will be known as Android M. That being said what can we expect from the upcoming update? While we expect that there will be tons of new features, the folks at Android Police are reporting that battery and RAM management will be the focus of Google’s next major update to the Android operating system.
Starting with the battery, apparently it seems that Google is looking into Android M being more efficient at managing its power. What this means is that Google will be looking into better performance from apps and also the smarter use of features that would not drain your battery too much, and given that Android phones typically feature pretty sizable batteries, hopefully these improvements will lead to an even more impressive battery life.
As for RAM management, Google is looking to trim down the amount of RAM being consumed in total, such as reducing activity off-charger and when the device’s screen is off. Given that it was just last month that Nexus 5 and 7 owners were complaining of sluggish performances, hopefully this focus on better RAM management will result in smoother operations once Android M has been released.
In other news we have also heard that Android M could incorporate fingerprint scanning security systems into its platform, thus giving OEMs a native fingerprint system to work with. There have also been talks about update guarantees for Nexus devices. Take it with a grain of salt for now but check back with us later in the week for the details.