Android M release date news: Google's newest OS to release September or October?


Google reveals that the newest Android operating system initially codenamed as “Android M” will be delaying the release of Android M Developer Preview 3 for selected Nexus devices.

The information was shared by the company’s employee and moderator Wojtek Kalici?ski on the Developer community page in Google+.

The statement reads, “We want this to be a near final release to test your apps on, but we need a little more time to get it out to you. Please be patient and refrain from posting speculations about the release date in the community. We will announce the Preview 3 availability here and on +Android Developers as soon as it’s ready.”

According to Phone Arena, the OS most likely will have a more streamlined user interface; longer battery life with “Doze” mode that switches off applications when not in use; support for the breakthrough tech USB Type C; automatic backups for applications; and better controls for volume when it becomes available for handheld devices made by LG and Huawei.

Gotta Be Mobile reports that the next installment after Android Lollipop may also feature Android Now on Tap, fingerprint sensor capability and Android Pay when it is officially released. It may also feature better customization by having themes which are darker in color likened to Google Keyboard. The UI may also have notifications available on the home screen and without opening specific apps and possible split-screen for improved multi-tasking.

Google has previously announced that the launch of Android M accompanied by its final and official name will be on the third quarter of this year. Mixed reports are claiming that it may arrive either late September or early October.

Meanwhile, Developer Preview 2 is available for download and can be installed in Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player for Android TV.