After unveiling the first developer preview at its annual I/O conference in May, Google has now released the second developer preview of Android M. The second developer preview can be downloaded for free, and is compatible only with Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player devices. Also Read - Google's offline dinosaur game in new Olympics avatar: Here's how to can playAlso Read - Best camera phones under Rs 35000 to buy in July 2021: Pixel 4a, Mi 11X, and more
The build number for Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 is MPZ79M and for the Nexus Player it is MPZ79N. The update includes a variety of enhancements and bug fixes made across the system, after receiving feedback from early adopters. Also Read - Timex Helix Smart 2.0 with temperature sensor, heart rate sensor launched: Details here
9to5Google reports that the new preview version brings along a redesigned app drawer, tweaks to the widget screen, new options for developers in the Settings menu, and bug fixes for a more responsive and fast OS. There is also a new ‘Storage and USB’ feature in the Settings tab which tells you comprehensively how the storage space is used on your smartphone. There is also a new Memory feature that shows your RAM usage.
Android M brings with it additional cool new features like granular app permissions, app-to-app linking, fingerprint authentication for individual apps, revamped volume buttons, battery saving Doze feature and the adoption for USB Type C support for fast charging.
In the coming days, all the compatible Nexus devices that are now running on the first Android M Developer Preview swill start getting the OTA (over-the-air) update in the coming days. The system or factory images are already available to download for all compatible devices here, and the changelog for the developer’s perusal is given here. It is recommended to back up your data before flashing your devices.