Android M will launch as version 5.2 not 6.0

Android logoAt I/O 2015 this May, Google announced the advent of Android M, but the search giant didn’t disclose any details about the build number of the software or even its name.

To this day, we’re still wondering if it will be Muffin, Mooncake or M&M. Anyway, putting the sweet naming scheme aside, an interesting tidbit has become available to us via Technodify.

It appears that Android M will be launched as Android 5.2 and not as Android 6.0 as we were all anticipating.

Apparently, Android M comes with a special “Demo mode” feature that, when turned on, will hide all icons and notifications in the status bar, simulate a full battery and make the UI ready for snaps.

But there’s another aspect to this feat. When “Demo mode” is on, the system shows 5:20, which indicates that Android M will come as version 5.2.

Previously, Google used the same pattern to highlight the fact that Android Lollipop would arrive as 5.0 and Android KitKat as 4.4.

Android M will launch as version 5.2 not 6.0

This might sound like a nutty correlation, but Google likes leaving elusive hints around, and as you can see, it’s not the first time the tech giant has done it.

Take a look at the screenshots attached to this blog post, which were taken on a Nexus 6 and clearly show what we explained above.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Android, Google, OSes

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