We already know that Android M is very likely going to be a part of Google I/O later this week, but it looks like we’ll actually get to taste Google’s M dessert this year, too.
Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google’s VP of Engineering for Android, has confirmed that Android M will launch in 2015. In an interview with Fast Company, Lockheimer explained that Google works on a yearly schedule of big releases for Android. “For instance, one year we release J, the next year we release K, and then the year after that L, and then this year we’ll launch M, and so you can predict what will happen next year.”
Since Android M looks like a pretty safe bet for an appearance at Google I/O, it’s not entirely surprising to learn that the update will come this year as well. It’d be kind of weird for Google to discuss an OS update that it didn’t plan on launching until 2016. Lockheimer didn’t give any information about what new goodies Android M might include (the rumor mill has suggested native fingerprint authentication, but the good news is that we should start to get the first juicy M tidbits when I/O kicks off in just a couple of days.