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Google releases second version of Android M

Google has released another version of Android M for developers.

The search giant launched the first version of Android M to developers back at Google I/O, when it first took the wraps off the Lollipop successor.

Now Google has released a new, more stable Android M Developer Preview 2. As you might expect, this second version fixes many of the bugs of the first one, as well as providing a number of API improvements.

Yes, most of the changes are in the background, so there won’t be a great deal of difference to the average user. But then, it really isn’t intended for the likes of you and I.

Still, if you do want to download Android M Developer Preview 2, you can grab the files from here. You’ll need to flash them to your Nexus device (only the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9 are supported) manually.

If you downloaded the first developer preview, of course, you’ll just need to use the built-in update feature.

Android M promises to add a number of new features, largely focused around boosted security and user data protection. There’ll be a boosted app permission function, a built-in mobile payments system (with fingerprint recognition) called Android Pay, better power saving, and USB Type C support.

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Expect to see Android M officially released towards the end of the year.

Remind yourself of what we thought about Google’s current flagship phone in the following video:

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