Seems like Google, which also owns Android, is obsessed with alphabets. The company has transformed into Alphabet Inc. Also, each English alphabet now represents something that forms part of this Inc.

In the context of Android, we have been seeing their operating system versions named in an alphabetical order. Most famous are the Jellybean, KitKat, Lollipop, and now, the latest Marshmallow. The order is set to continue in the years to come. Orderly naming apart, how much will Android transform in the years to come? What will it look like, and offer in 2020? Innovation and transformation aren’t new to Android OS and Android app developers.

Let us have a peek into changes that Android would witness in the future.

Android Maps

With the likes of Apple maps increasing in popularity, Google needs to roll up its sleeves to stay ahead of its rivals. In the years to come, what can be expected from Google maps is the availability of the much higher level of customization. Also, more automation and personalisation will be seen, helping people in individual aspects. There would be a turnaround, and Android would offer maps with superior images of numerous public buildings and so on.

Android Messaging

Universal messaging, of which, SMS, email, video calling and instant messaging form part, will be integrated to Android.

Project Fi, which is in the offing, can soon become a reality. It uses Cloud, which will be central for calls and texts, thereby doing away with Google voice, call networks and Wi-Fi hotspot jumps. Such developments, i.e., a unified messaging system doesn’t get associated with SIM, but with the Google account.

Android Payments and Security

Use of phone will soon replace cash. Phones also will enable our identities. In the days to come, Android phones will log in to Gmail account automatically, as defined. It will become more common among people to use pills, tattoos, etc as authentication triggers.

Face recognition is already in place at a basic level. In the future, it is set to become more precise. It is noteworthy that iris scanning is gaining momentum. What so ever, the need for remembering passwords will reduce drastically with the emerge of modern technologies in Android.

Android Hardware

Android will become more adaptable to bendable screens, which are already making their mark felt. Batteries and mobile processors will see significant changes by keeping with growing technological advancements. Importantly, in the domain of hardware, wearables, arguably, will take a big market chunk, taking at least a little sheen away from smartphones.


The one thing is how fast these advances can happen in the face competition from Apple and its operating system.