Three Features We Want From Android M

July 16, 2015 - Written By Chris Yackulic

The release of the new Android M platform has been creating a huge amount of discussion through social media, especially since Android 5.0 Lollipop was first introduced earlier in the year. Although we do not yet know what version number or name will be attributed to the latest upgrade, there is a great deal of speculation surrounding the potential features and benefits for consumers. The previous instalment has already enabled the improved delivery of notifications, screen pinning and priority mode.

With this in mind, here are three things that we would like to see in the scheduled Android M upgrade.

AH Android M Dev Preview 2-2

Improved Performance

This should be a given with any OS upgrade, as new systems should fix previous issues and enhance the user experience. Android L already supports 64-bit and eschews Dalvik, but there are certainly alternative improvements that Google could implement to take their software to the next level. More specifically, an attempt to extend battery life would be welcomed by users, especially when you consider the increased capabilities of smartphones and the rise of gaming platforms offering games like blackjack online. This is something that Google are sure to invest in a leading priority in the next upgrade.

Smart Notifications   

If you have multiple devices on the Android OS, you will have noticed that notifications tend to be duplicated. This can be extremely frustrating, as it means that you have to spend a disproportionate amount of time dismissing notifications that you have already seen on another device. It would outstanding if Android M could adequately resolve this issue, perhaps by enabling smart and synced notifications that can be delivered in real-time. This would offer considerable benefits to customers and drive an improved experience.

Enhanced Parental Controls   

The advanced nature of smartphones enables users to perform more tasks, although this poses a risk when raising young children. After all, it means that children can easily access a host of unsuitable sites, and previous Android versions have struggled to protect users. We would hope to see this change with Android M, however, with the refinement of existing parental controls and features. The current software does at least enable users to set up individual accounts with restricted access, and if this could be developed further then parents would be able to assume greater control of their child’s activity.