Google I/O – Android M

Android M tighter locations

Google IO has just been, the keynote as always let us in on the big news but the interesting info as it so often is was in the small print! One of the larger announcement was heralding the arrival of the developer preview of Android M.

The big news as part of this announcement (for us anyway) was the new Bluetooth scanning capability improving location accuracy on device by allowing applications to switch on Bluetooth to get its bearings even when the user has switched it off. This feature has been used in Wi-Fi triangulation on Android for some time now and the Bluetooth equivalent only helps enhance that accuracy.

Maybe Bluetooth beacons have more value than meets the eye!