Not only is Android M launching this year, but Google from now on plans on pushing out a major Android release on a yearly basis, according to Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer, the VP of Engineering for Android.
In an interview with Fast Company, Lockheimer confirmed that Google has moved towards a “yearly cadence of big releases,” and that “this year we’ll launch M.” In other words, next year we can expect N, followed by O, P, and so on. Who knows what’ll happens in thirteen years when Google uses up the alphabet.
What does this news mean for you? Well, as long as you have a Nexus smartphone and stay within that line of devices, you should be getting a yearly major Android update that aims to be the best extension of you possible. Can you imagine what Android Z will look like in thirteen years? Holographs, I say.
Here’s to the death of minor and incremental releases. This is an exciting time for Android! Be sure to stay tuned to TalkAndroid, as Google I/O 2015 is only a day away. Our very own Robert Nazarian is at the event, and those of us back home will be working around the clock to deliver all the latest news for you.