Google has posted the schedule for its annual developers conference Google I/O, and it looks like they’ve snuck a reference to the next version of Android — Android M — into the agenda. There’s plenty of other things in there too, of course, but the mention of Android M is sure to set chins wagging.
As you can see in the screenshot of the schedule above, there’s a mention of Android M in one of the sandbox sessions called ‘Android for Work Update‘, which says that Android M will bring the power of Android to all kinds of workplaces. If we follow the same pattern as last year, we could see a developer preview edition announced at I/O 2015, followed by a wider consumer release later in the year.
There’s every likelihood this was inadvertent, or a case of Google having a play with us, because now, that session information has been removed. Here’s hoping it was a deliberate slip of the tongue and Android M will firmly be on the agenda. There’s been very little information about the next version of Android thus far, as the roll-out of Lollipop has been so much slower than we’d all hoped.
Let’s see what happens in a couple of weeks.