To be rolled out at Google’s i/O conference in June.
Google is reportedly working to make its Android software more appealing to business and corporate users in bid to challenge to the once BlackBerry-dominated market which is now being infiltrated by Apple and Samsung.
Mainly looking to make the platform more secure, features of the business-specific Android OS version may include strong data encryption; storing sensitive user data directly on to chips; improved authentication features (such as biometrics) and new APIs that enable remote swabbing of files from devices and apps.
The initiative to develop the Android KitKat’s successor, which is yet to be named, is led by Google senior vice president, Sundar Pichai, and will be rolled out at the company’s annual conference in June, according to report by The Information.
Google has recently launched Android Wear-an OS specifically designed for wearable devices, which will power LG’s forthcoming G smartwatch.
The SDK for the new OS has also been launched, in a bid to enable developers to create and test apps for the new software for wearable devices.