Android M will be available for Nexus 5 and Nexus 6. The Android L developer preview was almost static in time between the its official launch and Lollipop official release. But this will not happen for Android M as Google says that Android M will receive on the air updates per month.
Android M is far away from the final cut and also it lacks ready to launch features of official version. But if shows the glimpses of pure Android would once unleashed. Trying out software on Nexus device will show how will it behave on new Nexus device and also get some of its essential features.
New Home Screen Orientation
Preview 2 of the next Android supports auto rotation that allows landscape orientation for devices which is normally optimized for large screen devices or specifically tablet computers. It is noted that in recent reports Google is not refreshing the 8.9-inch Nexus 9 tab in the same way that the Nexus 10 never got a sequel.
Will Google prove the rumors wrong and unbox a Nexus 9 2015 edition now with this feature ? Or auto rotate home screen is precisely for the 5.7-inch Nexus Angler phone that is whispered, rather loudly, to be made by Huawei?
System UI Tuner
The main function of System UI Tuner, also noted the inclusion of a system user interface tuner is to empower users to tweak their devices to their liking as per the Ars Technica review. The tuner mostly will benefit Android users who prefer the branded devices from Samsung and LG as digging deep into the settings of these gizmos become more easier by Android M.
With this rooting is no longer required to make changes on Android skins normally deployed with branded device, which theoretically bring them closer to a Nexus-like environment.
Redesigned App driver
The report said that the Android M app drawer was significantly improved in time for the second preview and it got prettier. The redesign offers new functionalities also and among the most notable is the application search bar that is equipped with predictive functions.
It remains untested how well the predictive app search can learn the usage pattern of users then make automatic recommendations. It is expected further tweaks on this department will be delivered in upcoming preview instalments that will lead to near-perfect final version.