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Android M: Here’s a huge list of what’s new

Google announced Android M on Thursday during its Google I/O 2015 conference in San Francisco. The company touched on some major changes coming to the platform, like USB Type-C support for faster charging, native support for fingerprint readers built into smartphones and tablets, new app permissions and more, but it didn’t name everything that’s coming to Android M.

Thankfully, our eagle-eyed editor-in-chief Sean Aune grabbed a screenshot of Google’s Android M announcement, which provides a big list of all of the changes that should launch within the next release of Android. I’m digging things like support for 5GHz wireless hotspot broadcasting, work contacts in personal contexts and simplified volume controls. Other features, like Google Now on Tap, aren’t even mentioned. This is probably not everything — much more will likely come as it’s developed — but there’s a lot here.

Check out the gallery above to see what some of the new features (and more) look like, and here’s a list of everything listed by Google during the event:

Work Contacts in personal contexts
Hotspot 2.0 R1
VPN apps in settings
Flex Storage
Duplex Printing
App Standy
Seamless certificate installation for Enterprise
Undo/Redo keyboard shortcuts
Do not Disturb automatic rules
Data Usage API for work profiles
Material design support library
Text selection actions
Improved text hyphenation & justification
Bluetooth SAP
Easy word selection and Floating clipboard toolbar
Android Pay
Voice Interation service
USB Type C charging
App link verification
Battery historian v2 BT 4.2
Simplified volume controls
Improved Bluetooth low energy scanning
Doze
Corporate owned single use device support
Do not disturb quick setting and repeat caller prioritization
Improved trusted face reliability
Fingerprint sensor support
Improved text layout performance
Alphabetic app list with search
Unified Google settings and device settings
Work status notification
MIDI support
5GHz Portable Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth connectivity for device provisioning
Seven additional languages
Power improvements in Wi-Fi scanning
Data binding support library Beta
Setups wizard: IMAP sign-in
Delegated certificatie installation
Secure token strage APIs
Google Now Launcher app suggestions
New runtime permissions
Stylus support UI toolkit performance improvements
Chrome custom tabs
Auto backup for Apps
Unified app settings view UI toolkit
Contextual assist framework
Enterprise factory reset protection
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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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