Battery life is usually a gripe of ours when it comes to smartphones, but Android M could help rectify that. Google’s upcoming operating system will add a “dozing” feature.
This will help devices save battery life when the device’s motion sensor is stagnant. But you don’t need to worry about missing out; alarms and notifications will still be pushed to the phone.
Over time, Android M will “exponentially” restrict background activity to ensure longer battery life.
Android M introduces a few other features too. It introduces app permissions, which simplifies what data users allow apps to access. Instead of showing a lengthy list of permissions upon installation of an app, Android M will instead ask for permission when an app needs to use a phone feature.
This means that you’ll finally be able to work out why a given app needs access to your microphone, camera, or contacts. Most importantly, it means you can deny it access there and then.
Android M will be available to users in Q3 2015. The developer preview is available now.