The latest one from Android Police says Google plans to improve battery life in Android OS and is also working on improving RAM efficiency. The report also says Android M could be slated for an August release, though that is really early by Google’s standards. The roll-out of the new OS never really gets under way even by end December. Blame the fragmented ecosystem of Android for this.
On the battery improvements, the report says that Google wants to focus on improving battery life in Android and we could see a cut in the number of “location checkins.” There’s also focus on reducing RAM usage and keeping activities to minimum when the device’s screen is off which can help save battery.
With Google, one is never really sure what the OS will offer, and these rumours need to be taken with a pinch of salt.
Earlier a report has said that Google plans to tweak privacy controls for Android M. The feature will give users an option to decide what information they want to share with apps.
If launched, it will place the Android at par with Apple’s iOS, which lets users control which app gets access to which permission. Currently Android does not allow users to restrict permissions like location, contacts, messaging, etc when they install an app.
We’ll have to wait and watch to see what Google offers new with Android M, although there’s a good chance that the final name of Android M won’t be revealed till the end of the year like it was with Lollipop.