Improved Volume Controls
If you installed the Lollipop update on the Nexus 5, you know how annoying the volume controls are. We absolutely loved the volume controls in KitKat, hated them in Lollipop, though we eventually got used to them.
Fortunately, Google listened to Nexus users and decided to revert back to granular volume controls in Android M. We've been using them in the developer preview and it's going to be a change that most Nexus 5 users are going to love.
To get a feel for the change, take a look at the screenshot here. On the left, you'll see the convoluted volume controls in Lollipop complete with the Do Not Disturb options. On the right, the simplified volume controls in Android M.
Now you have access to your three main volume controls in one place. From top to bottom they include Notifications, System Volume, and Alarms. This is a small tweak to Android but it's an important one and we're extremely excited about the change.
We listen to a lot of music on our Nexus 5 and maybe you do as well.