Android short news – Android M Support for fingerprint

Android Pay and Support for Fingerprint: Android Pay, Google’s answer to Apply Pay, will also be a part of Android M, although you will need an NFC enabled device to use the feature. Google says Android Pay is secure because it only uses a virtual card number during the transaction and not your real credit/debit card number. Android Pay will work at 700 partner-stores in the US including Macy’s, etc.

Google is also working with app developers to allow more of these to use Android Pay.

Android M will get FingerPrint Support as well. The API for Fingerprint will be available for developers as well and they can incorporate it into their app as well. Google says it will work “across a range of devices and sensors,” so it’s not clear how devices without fingerprint scanners will support this. – See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/android-m-at-google-io-2015-permissions-to-android-pay-all-the-new-features/#sthash.hAsp35QE.dpuf

Android quick news – Android M Google I/O 2015

In today’s Android quick news: Android M at the Google I/O 2015.

App permissions: With Android M the user will finally be able to control exactly what type of information an App is allowed to see. The user can determine exactly if he would like to share his age, gender, track location, or access contact lists.

The user will be prompted and can decline or accept the use of a certain feature. This way it will become more obvious to anyone who uses an Android device, how his or her personal information is used – very much like Apple iOS has been doing for a number of years. In the past it was only possible for the user to either accept or decline all app permissions before downloading an app. When the user did not accept the app permissions, it was impossible to download the app.