Yesterday, Google introduced a new version of Android. As usual, the final version of it will appear later this year. But a preliminary version for developers can be installed on some devices Nexus line right now. How to do it, you can learn here . In the meantime, let’s get to what we will see in the new Android M.
We will have more control over the permissions for applications
One of the biggest problems of Android, with its accompanying system of the first steps has been the approach of “all or nothing” for the authorization for installing applications. The user can either allow the application access to everything it asks for, or do not install it at all. The Android M situation becomes more like the iOS.
Now we can install the application by limiting it to the right, and do not jump off a cliff in a quarry. When the program will need to use, say, a camera or a microphone, it will prompt the user about it. Later, he can withdraw this authorization to provide a higher level of security.
Thus, in Android L problem will be solved with the installation of applications that request a bunch of permissions, and we are afraid to give it to them.
Support for fingerprint identification is (almost) end of passwords and PIN codes
Android M will be the first version of Android to support API-level fingerprint identification. That is, we will soon be able to almost instantly unlock the smartphone and log into applications that support this feature. A number of such applications will include management of passwords, transaction systems and so on.
Google is not the first time trying to get to the crest of the wave of mobile payments, but is not very good at it. Android Pay – the latest attempt, it is widely used technology NFC. When making a payment, we will be able to be identified by fingerprints, if this technology supports the appropriate application.
While Google did not specify how the new payment system is related to the Google Wallet, it will supplement or completely replace it.
Direct Share facilitate sending information frequent contacts
Menu Post on Android is quite convenient as it is not a question of sending a plurality of pictures or links to the same contacts. Android M got a new feature Direct Share, to quickly share information with a specific person to whom you frequently send something through the appropriate application.
For example, if you often send pictures to a friend via Hangouts, Android M stores your habit and creates a special button with which you can quickly prodelyvat this procedure.
A bit more comfortable was the selection of text, appeared floating toolbar
Selecting text rather dreary activity on mobile devices, and Android is not steeped in this regard. The new version of this function has improved, now the text easily stands out word for word. After that we overtighten the pointer and make a selection with to the letter. Perhaps even more useful innovation – a floating toolbar. It contains buttons “cut”, “copy”, “paste”.
Simplified volume control (after Lollipop confused her completely)
The Android Lollipop has changed the approach to the management of volume. It is not much liked to many users, and Google decided to reform. According to the developer in the Android M users will be much easier to adjust the volume of system sounds, music playback and alarm clock.