Top Android news of the week: Android M, AT&T tablet, round Samsung Gear

This week in Android we heard about Android M, a new tablet branded by AT&T, and features we'll see in the next Samsung Gear smartwatch.
Written by James Kendrick, Contributor

Android M to give owners more control over privacy

Google is expected to launch Android M at the upcoming Googe I/O conference, aimed at providing more granular control over the permissions apps get when installed. The initiative is better than the app permissions currently presented during the installation process.

Those preferring to not give Android apps carte blanche with permissions often must abort the installation of the app. Android M will reportedly allow owners to pick and choose which permissions they are willing to grant an app.

Source: ZDNet

AT&T puts its mark on a tablet

For the first time AT&T put its brand on an Android tablet. The 8-inch Trek HD tablet comes with Android 5.0, aka Lollipop, and is as cheap as $50 with a two-year contract. It can also be purchased without a contract for $200 over 20 months.

The branded tablet has a Snapdragon processor, 16GB of storage, and a 5MP camera.

Source: PC World

Jide Remix Ultra begins shipping

The Jide Remix Ultra is going out to Kickstarter backers. The Remix appeared on the crowd-funding site early this year and has a Surface-like keyboard cover. It runs a variant of Android developed by Jide called Remix OS.

The tablet has appeared on the FCC site so it will likely be released soon.

Source: Lilliputing

Next Samsung watch to have round face, rotating bezel

Borrowing features from Motorola, Samsung is reportedly working on a smartwatch with a round face. The third generation watch from the Korean company is expected to have a bezel that can control the software when rotated.

The information was uncovered in Samsung's SDK for the watch that was recently released.

Source: SamMobile

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