Next “Android M” likely to focus on battery and RAM performance

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In a few days at the Google I/O conference in California, Google will reveal the latest version of its mobile operating system, known as Android M. The internal codename is said to be “Macadamia Nut Cookie”, mainly because the latest versions of Google’s open source version have several mentions of “MNC” throughout the code. The latest information gleaned from all corners of the Internet suggest that Google will focus mainly on battery and RAM (memory) performance.

Android M: codenamed Macadamia Nut Cookie?

In the past Google has used ‘LMP’ (Lemon Meringue Pie) and ‘KLP’ (Key Lime Pie) for previous codename versions of Android, it’s MNC that shows up this year. Google insiders say the letters stand for Macadamia Nut Cookie. But, just as with Key Lime Pie and Lemon Meringue Pie, the name is unlikely to be used for the final release.

Most people seem to believe that Google will go with the much nicer Marshmallow name this year, though of course we won’t know until the first public release later in the year.

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But besides all the hoo-ha about the final name of Android M (which doesn’t really make a difference to anyone), Google is said to be putting all its energy into optimising battery and RAM use, and “performance and smarter use of features that might drain your battery”, in addition to “trimming down RAM usage, and reducing activity off-charger and when the device’s screen is off”. Sounds like a good plan…

All of this and much more will of course be discussed this Thursday when Google kicks off it annual I/O conference.

Lastly, rumours today hint that the company will be pushing early developer preview versions of Android M to developers before the final release, expected later in August, which may be good timing for a couple of new Nexus devices It’s all speculation at the moment, but more will be revealed in San Francisco later this week…

SOURCE: 9to5Google.

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