Ahead of Google I/O 2015, the tech giant published its schedule for the developer conference today, but accidentally let slip a reference to Android M.
The reference was spotted by eagle-eyed observers in the description for the Android for Work event, which is scheduled to take place on the 28 May at 2.30PM (PST). While it has since been updated with the reference to Android M removed, Android Authority were able to screenshot it first:
For those that can’t read the screenshot, it says:
Android M is bringing the power of Android to all kinds of workplaces. This opens huge new markets for hundreds of millions of devices to workers at small businesses, deskless workers, logistics and warehousing jobs; all be empowered by adoption of Android device at Work.
While this doesn’t tell us a lot about Android M other than confirming Google is continuing to push business solutions, which is the codename for the successor to Android Lollipop, it does suggest the update will definitely be coming this year.
The schedule for the conference also hints at some other exciting Android developments, with events for adapting games for Android TV and developing apps for Android Auto, Google’s in-car driving assistant.
The main event for Google I/O, the keynote speech will take place at 9.30am (PST) on 28 May. This will be Google’s opportunity to showcase its for the future of Android, possibly likely including an Android M announcement. While you will likely be able to watch it live on YouTube, you can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates on the event’s biggest announcement.
Find out what the future holds for Android will be in Android Magazine issue 50, in stores and online now.