Android L was announced a few months ago at Google I/O and hasn’t seen an official release as of yet. However, it looks like Google may already be busy working on the next iteration of its popular mobile operating system. Hints and references to Android M have surfaced in the discussions on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) forum early last week, pointing to possible features and plans Google has for the operating system.
The features which were discusses on the AOSP forums were coloured outputs for Android’s logging system, Logcat. In regards to the feature, another developer replied that the feature is one which is “experimental” in Android M. Another mention surfaced in a discussion relating to “protobuffers” which is apparently an infrastructure which transports data between Android and Google’s servers.
For now, it looks like M’s details are purely technical, but it will come as no surprise when Google announces the many features which will make it more appealing to the consumer. The yet unnamed L release carries a few hallmark features including Project Volta, Google’s initiative to make Android a less power hungry beast, and also its new Material Design which has already been adopted in many Google applications.
The upcoming L release has been rumoured to be launched later this year on November 1st. However, there has been no official word yet.