Thursday , October 19 2017

Android M Developer preview 3 released by Google – introduces version 6.0 SDK

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After announcing the big news of the name of the next version of Android, the Google developers have released the third developer preview for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player.

The biggest updates to the Dev Preview is the update to the version number which previously said ‘M’, but now lists 6.0. The Dev preview ‘What’s New’ features have been listed on the Android Developers blog with an update to the Fingerprint API behind the fingerprint scanner, and an update to the permissions user interface:

  • Android Platform Change:
    • Final Permissions User Interface — we updated the permissions user interface and enhanced some of the permissions behavior.
  • API Change:
    • Updates to the Fingerprint API — which enables better error reporting, better fingerprint enrollment experience, plus enumeration support for greater reliability.

Google Play is now ready to accept apps with API Level 23, so developers should ensure that their apps are up to date and to do that of course, they will need to update their SDK to the latest version of Google Play services SDK from the Android SDK Manager.

Developers can try out their new apps on the Android M Developer preview which can be downloaded for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player from the M Preview Dev page as images, or they can wait a few days for the Over-The-Air updates to begin being pushed to the device.

Device Download / Checksums
Nexus 5 (GSM/LTE)
“hammerhead”
hammerhead-MPA44G-preview-3fff4cf7.tgz
MD5: ce86cb083174fab9f52483fa0828b23f
SHA-1: 3fff4cf707c2ce5a5efbb7238982a41d36bd7dcc
Nexus 6
“shamu”
shamu-MPA44G-preview-6ad5fb56.tgz
MD5: d1ec118d4b7dc564f048542576885985
SHA-1: 6ad5fb561e3ccc7fd8c12f8513984a64a0a265da
Nexus 9
“volantis”
volantis-MPA44G-preview-7ff8343a.tgz
MD5: 2f764a8d0b2c176ab723ed7e26907075
SHA-1: 7ff8343a0545a142e6a84023940b75ab328b6ae8
Nexus Player
“fugu”
fugu-MPA44G-preview-f9cc2862.tgz
MD5: 876fdc064836fa7ddf33d34e04fbd772
SHA-1: f9cc2862fa5314393ec5780a6a9e08f9a9aacf4d

We’re looking through the preview now, but shout out below if you find any new fun bits in the update.

 
Source: Android Developers Preview, and Android Developers Blog.

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I must say it is so good to come back to Ausdroid after a break and not see the constant picking and negative comments from Jeni.
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Any OTA update links kicking around yet?

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New boot animation looks alright.

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