Android M Developer Preview gets its first update

Google released Android M at the end of May and promised that the M Developer Preview would receive a couple of updates before it becomes stable enough to push it to the general public.

As promised, Google has rolled out the first update to Android M Developer preview. You can get the new system images from developer preview website to install it manually or wait for your Nexus device to be notified for over-the-air update. The new update can only be installed on Nexus devices - Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus Player.

The latest build contains bug fixes and a number of improvements based on developer feedback. It also includes up to date M release platform code, near final APIs to validate your app and Google Play services 7.6.

Other improvements include granular app permissions, custom tabs in Chrome, improved app linking, Android Pay, fingerprint support, a new Doze smart power feature, faster charging times, Google Now improvements, and much more.

Whats new in Android M Developer Preview Update 1
Android Platform Changes: 
  • Modifications to platform permissions including external storage, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth location, and changes to contacts/identity permissions. Device connections through the USB port are now set to charge-only mode by default. To access the device, users must explicitly grant permission.
API Changes:  
  • Updated Bluetooth Stylus APIs with updated callback events. View.onContextClickListener and GestureDetector.OnContextClickListener to listen for stylus button presses and to perform secondary actions.  
  • Updated Media API with new callback InputDevice.hasMicrophone() method for determining if a device microphone exists.
Fixes for developer-reported issues:
  • TextInputLayout doesn't set hint for embedded EditText. (fixed issue)
  • Camera Permission issue with Legacy Apps (fixed issue)
Google will release the final version of Android M sometime this fall.

Kaiser Bey
Kaiser is a tech enthusiast who likes to write, read and talk about tech. He dreams of going to Mars and never come back. We hope that you find his posts on AndroGuider helpful and informative
Android M Developer Preview gets its first update Android M Developer Preview gets its first update Reviewed by Kaiser on 7/10/2015 02:59:00 PM
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