Google Announces Android M, Android Pay, Project Brillo, Jump, More [Video]

Google Announces Android M, Android Pay, Project Brillo, Jump, More [Video]

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Google has announced Android M, a new version of its mobile operating system that will bring numerous improvements to the platform.

For the M release, we focused on improving the core user experience of Android, from fixing thousands of bugs, to making some big changes to the fundamentals of the platform

Google Announces Android M, Android Pay, Project Brillo, Jump, More [Video]

Here are some of the highlights:

Permissions - We are giving users control of app permissions in the M release. Apps can trigger requests for permissions at runtime, in the right context, and users can choose whether to grant the permission. Making permission requests right when they’re needed means users can get up and running in your app faster. Also, users have easy access to manage all their app permissions in settings. On M, as a developer, you should design your app to prompt for permissions in context and account for permissions that don’t get granted. As more devices upgrade to M, app permission behavior will be a critical development flow to test.

Google Announces Android M, Android Pay, Project Brillo, Jump, More [Video]

App links - We are making it even easier to link between apps. Android has always allowed apps to register to natively handle URLs. Now you can add an autoVerify attribute to your app manifest so that users can be linked deep into your native app without any disambiguation prompt. App links, along with App Indexing for Google search, make it easier for users to discover and re-engage with your app.

Battery - We’re making Android devices smarter about managing power through a new feature called Doze. With M, Android uses significant motion detection to learn if a device has been left unattended for a while. In this state, Android will exponentially back off background activity, trading off a little bit of app freshness for longer battery life. Consider how this may affect your app; for instance, if you’re building a chat app, you may want to make use of high priority messages to wake your app when the device is dozing.

Now on tap - We are making it even easier for Android users to get assistance with Now on tap -- whenever they need it, wherever they are on their device. For example, if your friend texts you about dinner at a new restaurant, without leaving the app, you can ask Google Now for help. Using just that context, Google can find menus, reviews, help you book a table, navigate there, and deep link you into relevant apps. As a developer, you can implement App Indexing for Google search to let users discover and re-engage with your app through Now on tap.

Google Announces Android M, Android Pay, Project Brillo, Jump, More [Video]

Android Pay & Fingerprint - We’ve built on our work with Near Field Communications (NFC) in Gingerbread and Host Card Emulation in Kitkat to develop Android Pay. Android Pay will enable Android users to simply and securely use their Android phone to pay in stores or in thousands of Android Pay partner apps. With M, native fingerprint support enhances Android Pay by allowing users to confirm a purchase with their fingerprint. Moreover, fingerprint on M can be used to unlock devices and make purchases on Google Play. With new APIs in M, it’s easy for you to add fingerprint authorization to your app and have it work consistently across a range of devices and sensors.

Google Announces Android M, Android Pay, Project Brillo, Jump, More [Video]

Android Studio v1.3 Preview - To help take advantage of the M Developer Preview features, we are releasing a new version of Android Studio. Most notable is a much requested feature from our Android NDK & game developers: code editing and debugging for C/C++ code. Based on JetBrains Clion platform, the Android Studio NDK plugin provides features such as refactoring and code completion for C/C++ code alongside your Java code. Java and C/C++ code support is integrated into one development experience free of charge for Android app developers. Update to Android Studio v1.3 via the Canary channel and let us know what you think.

Google Announces Android M, Android Pay, Project Brillo, Jump, More [Video]

Android Design Support Library - Making Material design apps gets even easier with the new Android Design support library. We have packaged a set a key design components (e.g floating action button, snackbar, navigation view, motion enabled Toolbars) that are backward compatible to API 7 and can be added to your app to create a modern, great looking Android app without building everything from scratch.

Google Play Services - Today we also are releasing v7.5 of Google Play services which includes new features ranging from Smart Lock for Passwords, new APIs for Google Cloud Messaging and Google Cast, to Google Maps API on Android Wear devices.


Additionally, Google also announced a new 'Google Photos' service that will be launching today and previewed Project Brillo, a new platform that lets developers and manufacturers build connected devices. As part of Brillo, Google introduced a communications protocol (Weave) developed in partnership with Nest, a set of developer APIs, a core set of schemas and a certification program to ensure device and app interoperability. Project Brillo will launch later this year.

Google Announces Android M, Android Pay, Project Brillo, Jump, More [Video]

At last year’s I/O, Google introduced Cardboard, which lets you turn your phone into a virtual reality experience. Today they announced iOS support for developers and debuted Google Expeditions, which lets students take virtual trips with Cardboard to places like the moon and underwater. Google also shared a preview of Jump, which lets you capture the world in video that you can step inside of. The Jump rig consists of 16 camera modules in a circular array. The size of the rig and the arrangement of the cameras are optimized to work with the Jump assembler which uses advanced computer vision and computing power to transform 16 pieces of video into stereoscopic VR video.

Google Announces Android M, Android Pay, Project Brillo, Jump, More [Video]

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WTF - May 29, 2015 at 2:22pm
What are you idiots complaining about? Google pay versus apple pay? Duh! That's like the difference between mobile phones and cell phones, roller blades vs. inline skates. Toilet paper vs bathroom tissue. Those plastic rectangular things in your wallets and purses are ALL called credit cards or charge cards! It's the same thing, its the natural progression of our language. No one copied anyone! Go read a book, better yet, go get your GED!
FTW - May 29, 2015 at 3:07pm
What is it with you mindless dunce? Google pay is a clear catch up of apple pay. Why do you think the name cancels it out? Just like touchscreen phones, fingerprint scanner, and the names from s5 mirroring 5s! Like you clearly mentioned, same thing thereby accepting the truth you you're desperate of the excuse after it! Go get educated and out of your dwelling dimension a.k.a. awaken from your coma!
WTF GOOGLE?? - May 29, 2015 at 6:32am
Ok, I'm not going to argue "Android Pay" even though it's obviously a copy of Apple Pay. But what seems interesting and everyone was so excited and happy about was Google's new "Permissions" thing, that's been on the iPhone FOR YEARS!! Android just caught up? On permissions? A thing that every phone SHOULD have. Google is turning to Samsung....
Nat - May 29, 2015 at 10:38am
Microsoft has been doing worse compared to them, so that makes Google the 3rd Samsung compared to Microsoft.
ObamaBinLaden - May 28, 2015 at 10:58pm
Android pay? Mjmmm.... Android "PAY"... Mjmmmm..... Where have I heard this before? Oh right, F*CKING APPLE PAY... Google you will never be as good as Apple. Why can't they understand. Ok, google is awesome as search, browsers, and many other more services. But don't try to compete against people that are just boss at what they are doing. Like Apple...
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