Android M is going to be unveiled later this week, and the entire tech industry is busy trying to speculate the big looming question – What will Google call its next version? Names and theories have been floating around the web, and we put our thoughts out too, but now we have the dope from inside Googleplex. According to AndroidSpin, the internal name for Android M is ‘MNC’, acronym for Macadamia Nut Cookie. Also Read - Free Fire redeem code, CoWIN, and COVID vaccine are among the top searched Google Search results in 2021: Check the full listAlso Read - Gmail increases time limit for Undo Send feature: How to recall emails after sending them
Yes, cookies made with macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips are apparently a huge favorite inside Google labs. However, this doesn’t mean anything, because if history is any testimony then the commercial name for Android M is not going to be ‘Android MNC’. Key Lime Pie was used heavily among Google staff, but we got KitKat on our smartphones at the end. Similarly, Lemon Meringue Pie ended up being Lollipop. So for all the Macadamia nuts haters, no need to fret (yet)! Also Read - Google stops botnet that used blockchain and impacted 1 million Windows devices
As for what Android M is bringing to the table, it is said to include native fingerprint authentication, which means that each individual apps can also be locked using ‘fingerprint lock’. It is also expected to beef up its security credentials, and also integrate few features focused on enterprises. There are also hopes that integration of Google voice commands would also be made available to third-party apps, just like Microsoft has done with Windows Mobile 10.
Talking about the more privacy controls on the upcoming version, it will effectively let users decide what information they want individual apps to access. Android M will give users detailed choices over what photos, contacts or locations each app can access.