Starting May 28th, San Francisco will be hosting the Google I/O 2015 annual developer gathering.
The rumor bucket is full by now and everyone anxiously expects to cross off their guesses from the list. Mostly, the updates underwent by Android operating system are the mostly making the rounds.
From last year’s Android Lollipop to this year’s eagerly awaited Android M, hopes are that the major announcements will include new security features, with their add-on, privacy focus, updates, backup solutions. Not to mention fully operational cross-platform functionality and battery and RAM enhancements.
According to several sources, Android M is set to bring about changes in security and privacy settings of apps.
Following in the footsteps of its competitors who have undergone these changes a long time ago, Google is planning to bestow upon Android M the power to allow users to select what data the apps may or may not access, as long as it fulfills its purpose.
If this is one of the measures that Google has in plan for Android M, then it is good news. It is rather desolate that one has to give up entirely installing an application out of fear of privacy breach and little transparency on how the data is used. Now, with the option to select if an app gets access to locations, contacts or other data, things might prove easier.
One Android Police report, as well as others out there talks about Google enhancing battery performance. Android M is expected to better tackle RAM usage. Google Play Store alone makes it to the top of services that eat up the most RAM and hinder battery performance.
To this extent it is expected that the operation system update will bring a downfall in location check-in, better coordinate power saving on off-charging activity, as well as when screens are turned off.
Android M system updates. This is another buzzword that keeps everyone on their toes. Updating the operating system is inherently connected to devices at this point. And they don’t offer the immediate software updates unless Android users specifically require it.
Breaking with Samsung, HTC, LG or other manufacturers relying on Android and developing in-house update packages easily accessible via Play store is a must. And Google is reported to move in this direction. I/O 2015 will reveal how many steps have been taken, if any.
As it imposes Maps, Gmail, Youtube and other applications on device manufacturers, Google could easily impose regularly updating the operating system as well.
What about all those times when contacts, photos, documents and other precious info is lost as there are no viable backup solutions as of yet? Google is expected to announce a solution for this as well.
Perhaps, beyond the Tap&Go that isn’t all so functional and is reported to have lost large amounts of data in transfer, some space in the cloud will be reserved. A desktop app that could easily restore backups would also be much appreciated.
The internet is hoarding a bundle of soon to be confirmed or infirmed rumors. Only the beginning of the Google I/O 2015 can tell.
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