Saturday, July 11, 2015

Android M Developer Preview 2 Available for Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player

 
The Android M Developer Preview 2 is now available to be downloaded on the Nexus 5Nexus 6Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player. According to Google, "The update includes a variety of enhancements and bug fixes made across the system, including those related to issues reported by developers through the external issue tracker." Many of the changes involve permissions related to fingerprints, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The Android M Developer Preview 2 also features an updated SDK platform with system images for building and testing apps.

The list of Known Issues includes the crashing of the Messenger app on the 64-bit emulator, the inability to share a video when using YouTube, and certain problems that are found with the Android For Work Profile Setup.


One more Preview is expected before the final release of Android M is ready to ship this fall. Right now, with not all features up and running, the Preview really should not hold much interest except for developers. If you already have the first Android M Developer Preview loaded on the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 or the Nexus Player, you can update to Preview 2 by going to Settings > About phone > System updates. Click on "Check For Update." Or you can flash the factory image manually from below for each devices : Download Android M