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