Articles about Android M

Android M is Called Marshmallow
Back at its I/O conference in June, Google unveiled the next version of Android. At that time it was given a placeholder moniker of Android M. Many have since been guessing what the M stands for and today Google has officially confirmed what the next major update is called. Android M is called Marshmallow and it bumps up the version number to 6.0.After having revealed the final moniker of Android […]

Google Teases Possible Android M Names
Android M was announced several months ago and as it stands, it still exists as a single alphabet with “M” standing for anything. Given Google’s penchant for naming their operating system after various sweets and desserts, there are many possibilities for what Android M will eventually stand for.For example it could stand for Macaroon, Milkshake, Mars Bars, Marshmallow, Macadamia Nut Cookies, and more, and we suppose the official name will […]

Android M Developer Preview 3 Has Been Delayed
Just like how Apple has been seeding iOS 9 betas to developers and the public, Google has also been steadily releasing developer previews of their next-gen mobile operating system Android M. So far there have been two releases with the third expected for a release by the end of July.Given that we are at the end of July, where is the release? As it turns out, it looks like the […]

HTC One M8 Android M Update Has Already Been Confirmed
About a month back Google formally announced the next major update for its mobile operating system. Android M is currently in beta right now and it will be released publicly towards the end of this year. Some OEMs have confirmed which of their handsets will be the first to receive this update and HTC has already said this about the One M9 and One M9+. Naturally there were questions about the […]


Android M Developer Preview Gains Update
At the end of May earlier this year, Google introduced the Android M Developer Preview, right after they had lifted the curtain from some of the more important new features that can be found in the most recent mobile operating system rollout. It was at the same time that Google made a promise, citing that the M Developer Preview would be on the receiving end of a couple of updates […]

Android M May Arrive Alongside The 2015 Nexus Smartphone
At the Google I/O 2015 developers conference the company showed its vision for Android in 2016, the world’s dominant mobile platform already powers over a billion devices and the company aims to reach out to more. The next iteration of Android doesn’t really have an official moniker just yet and it was only shown off as Android M. Rumor has it that the new software will be released alongside the […]

iPhone 6 On iOS 9 VS Nexus 6 On Android M In Speed Test
As it stands, iOS 9 and Android M are currently in beta so to speak meaning that as far as being optimized is concerned, neither platform is close to it. There will also be some changes made ahead of their release which should be later this year, but in the meantime if you’re wondering how both platforms stack up against each other, wonder no more.YouTuber Adrian Isen has recently put […]

Android M Developer Preview Prepped For Selected Xperia Handsets
This year’s Google I/O saw the official announcement of Android M, which proved to be one of the highlights, for sure. That was pretty much in the same league as the reveal of Android Lollipop in the previous year, and while the latest version is not quite as large or major an update as Android 5.0 Lollipop proved to be, it still came with a fair number of interesting features […]

Huawei Employee Reportedly Confirms Company's Nexus Handset
For the past few weeks it has been rumored that Google is going to introduce two new Nexus handsets this year which will be powered by Android M straight out the box, one of these handsets is expected to be manufactured by LG and the other by Huawei. Huawei has never collaborated with Google on a Nexus device before while LG has, besides it would be the first Chinese manufacturer to […]

LG’s Nexus Rumored For October With 3D Camera & Android M
There have been rumors that for this year’s Nexus, Google could be working with more than one company. Word has it that Huawei will be one of them and that LG could also be returning, with the company’s previous effort being the Nexus 5. That being said we’re sure many are wondering what we might be able to expect from the handset.As far as the LG Nexus handset is concerned, […]

Everything Announced At Google I/O 2015
It has only been a couple of days since the announcements at Google I/O 2015, where the company showed off some of its new software products. We got to see a new version of Android, the company’s new payments service, new features for Android Wear and much more. Here’s a recap of Google I/O 2015 and a detailed list of everything that the company announced at its software event.

Android M Helps Improve Standby Time For Nexus 5
When Google announced Android M, one of the features of Android M was its supposed improvement when it came to battery life. Of course it helps if the OEM gives you a better more efficient battery, but we suppose it’s more often than not a combination of software and hardware.That being said, one of the battery saving features of Android M is called Doze. It basically puts your phone into […]

Google Cuts Nexus 6 Price
If you’ve been meaning to purchase Google’s current Nexus flagship smartphone but haven’t got around to it because you thought that the price was too high, well now there’s the perfect opportunity for you to get your hands on one. Google has cut the Nexus 6 price by $150. That’s not all, the company is also offering free shipping on all orders placed through the Google Play Store so you […]

Android Pay Demos at Google I/O 2015
Google has officially announced Android Pay at Google I/O 2015, it will be part of the Android M release later this year and it will also be supported on NFC compatible devices running Android 4.4 (Kitkat) and above. Android Pay can be used with Android M’s new built-in fingerprint support: purchases can be confirmed using users’ fingerprints. Sounds familiar? Sure, Google is playing catch up with Apple Pay…At Google I/O, […]

Notification Shade On Android M Now Follows Your Finger
Unlike smartphones which tends to have a smaller screen, the notification pulldown feature on Android tablets does not encompass the entire screen as it wouldn’t make sense. Instead users would have to swipe down the middle of the screen in order to access it. However at times it can prove to be inconvenient due to the way you might be holding your device.The good news is that Google appears to […]

Android M Brings Split Keyboards, Multi-Windows To Android Tablets
If you have used an iPad, chances are you might be familiar with the split keyboard feature of iOS where you can “pull apart” a keyboard with a gesture, thus bringing each half of the keyboard closer to your thumbs, which in turn makes typing on your tablet a bit easier with your thumbs. It’s a nifty feature and one that Google is also bringing to Android M.Now Android M […]

Google Plans Two Developer Previews Before Final Android M Release
When Google announced Android M yesterday, they did not provide a specific release date. Instead Google simply mentioned that it will be released in the fall of 2015. Now if you’re not a fan of vague releases, here’s a way to keep track of it. During the “What’s new in Android” session held at Google I/O, Google’s Chet Haase revealed the company’s timeline for Android M.Basically it seems that Google […]

Automatic App Data Backup Will Be Part Of Android M
Whenever you wipe your phone or get a new one and when you redownload your apps, you’ll basically have to reconfigure everything again. This can be a bit tedious especially if you have everything set up a particular way and it’ll probably take your hours to get everything back to the way it was.Thankfully that should no longer be the case with Android M. It seems that one of the […]

Dashlane Will Work With Android M’s Fingerprint Security
One of the cool features of Android M is that it introduced a native fingerprint security API. Basically what this means is that OEMs and developers will now have access to a standardized API, compared to before where developers had to deal with individual APIs meaning that what works on Samsung might not work on another handset.Taking advantage of this standardized feature is Dashlane, which for those of you unfamiliar […]

Android M Settings Will Have Light And Dark Theme Options
Have you ever tried to use your phone in the dark with a white/light background? It can be positively glaring which is why there are some reading apps that have a night mode. Basically this makes the theme darker so that there is less glare coming off of it in low light. That being said it looks like that feature will be applied to Android M’s settings.According to the folks […]