Google has unveiled the latest versions of its Android mobile operating system during the company's annual I/O developer conference. It seems that the trend will continue, with Google reportedly going to announce Android M in the upcoming event on May 28.
While Google has not officially revealed anything regarding the upcoming version of Android, Android M was mentioned in a description of one of the sessions that will be held at the I/O developer conference.
The session where Android M was mentioned has since been taken out of the I/O schedule, but not before Android news websites such as Android Police took a screenshot of the session.
"Android M is bringing the power of Android to all kinds of workplaces," stated the description of the deleted session entitled Android for Work Update. However, no further details regarding the new operating system can be discerned from the description, as the session will focus mostly on expanding the reach of Android to enterprise customers.
Before Android 5.0 Lollipop was officially unveiled last year, the operating system was known simply as Android L. While Android 5.0 Lollipop has only been able to penetrate 10 percent of all current Android-powered devices, it seems that Google is not slowing down in its continuous development of the mobile operating system with the supposedly pending release of Android M.
Android news website Android Pit believes that Android M to Android 5.0 Lollipop will be what iOS 8 was to iOS 7, with significant changes in the operating system's interface due to the increased adoption of the Material Design concept. The change, however, will likely be in terms of refinements and not a completely brand new look.
Taking into consideration to the fact that Android KitKat was the latest version between Android Jelly Bean and Android Lollipop, the possible release date for the upcoming Android M would be in October or November this year. Such a release date could also mean that its official unveiling would be alongside the company's announcement of the rumored 2015 Nexus 5 device. However, there is always the possibility that the release will be pushed back to 2016, especially as Android 5.0 Lollipop has not grabbed a significant hold of the market yet.