We already know that Android M is going to bring a bunch of goodies like native fingerprint support and Doze battery saving, but now that the software is being tested by developers, more new features are being revealed.
Google has revealed that it plans to include visual voicemail support in Android M. In response to a developer request for visual voicemail’s inclusion in M, a Googler said that the “basic implementation” is already live in the Developer Preview, but that it’s only compatible with the carrier Orange in France. Once Android M fully rolls out, Google says will add support for T-Mobile in the US as well. However, it appears that visual voicemail is working in the M preview right now.
With the old way of listening to voicemail, you’d need to enter in your password and then sit through all of your messages one by one, deleting ones you didn’t want and waiting to get to the one you do. Visual voicemail simplifies the whole process by displaying the senders of your voicemail messages and letting you play a single one if you’d like. We’ve already seen visual voicemail on other mobile platforms, and so it’s good to see the feature finally coming to Android with the M release. Here's to hoping that support for more carriers are added quickly after M's launch.