The latest Android Lollipop distribution figures are encouraging as they appear to have almost doubled from the previous month. This is a huge increase which seems to suggest that the latest build of Android is being adopted rather quickly, so how will its successor fare? We suppose it really depends on what Google is bringing to the table but the good news is that we won’t have to wait too long to find out.
According to the Google I/O schedule, Google will be hosting a session for “Android for Work” and in the description of the event, Google makes mention of Android M (it has since been edited and removed), which based on the naming scheme in the past, essentially points to it being the next major Android build. We’re not sure if Google will continue using 5.x or if it will be a jump to 6.0.
It is also unclear as to what the “M” stands for, although many have speculated and offered their guesses as to what dessert it might be. Now the removal of Android M from the description seems to suggest that either it was a slip up and it wasn’t meant to be revealed yet, or if it was added in error that there is no Android M, at least not for Google I/O.
In any case it seems that Google I/O 2015 is shaping up to be a rather exciting and feature-packed conference, what with Google making some interesting changes to Android, possibly introducing new hardware, and now teasing the launch of Android M too, so be sure to check back with us towards the end of the month for the details.