Google I/O schedule confirms Android M announcement
A description of a presentation planned for this year’s Google I/O developers conference all but confirms the unveiling of Android M, the next-generation Android upgrade.
The Google I/O 2015 schedule, published today, aims to help conference attendees plan their week. But it typically doesn’t give too much away. Google will be hoping to keep its keynote announcements a closely guarded secret ahead of the annual event, but it seems one of them is already confirmed.
The description for an “Android for Work Update” event scheduled at 2:30 p.m. on May 28 reads, “Android M is bringing the power of Android to all kinds of workplaces.”
Google has traditionally announced major Android upgrades at Google I/O, so it’s not too surprising to see that Lollipop’s successor will be a big part of the next event. But in case you were worried the update would be pushed aside in favor of Android Wear and Google’s other platforms, this should put your mind at ease.
The schedule doesn’t tell us much about what Android M will bring — other than a focus on Android at Work, which promises to “open huge new markets for hundreds of millions of devices to workers at small business, deskless workers, logistics and warehousing jobs.”
We’ll have to wait a few weeks to see what Android M has in store for us, but don’t expect Google to reveal everything at I/O. While the company announced Android L and released its first developer preview at last year’s conference, it didn’t confirm the name or make any updates until fall.