Android 6.0 Marshmallow features:what is new in 6.0 ?
Google has Releas New Android 6.0 Marshmallow.Here are the features you can expect from the latest version.
1. USB Type-C
As you’d expect, Android Marshmallow is future proofed with built-in USB Type-C support, so as long as your smartphone has the connection, Marshmallow can take advantage of it.
2. Now on Tap
3. Adopted Storage
4. Android Pay
If you’re unlucky enough to lose your phone, Google has you covered. Android Device Manager makes it easy to remotely lock and wipe your Android device in the event of loss or theft.
The only catch? Android Pay has been in the US since late September, but we still don’t know when it’s coming to the UK.
5. System UI Tuner
Marshmallow fixes one of our biggest pet peeves with the Android operating system. Google’s mobile OS uses the status bar at the top of your screen for key information about reception, battery life and more – but it can get crowded and scruffy at times.
With the System UI Tuner, users can now add their battery percentage to the system tray, and choose which other things they want to be displayed there. The result? Your Android phone will only show the information you want to see.
6. Improved Copy and Pasting
7. Custom Google tabs
8. Clear permissions system
Instead, Marshmallow only asks for your permission when it needs to. So, rather than configuring something such as Snapchat when you first download it, Android will ask to use your phone’s camera once, and only the first time you use it.
If you want to go back on your original decisions, Marshmallow has you covered. The new OS presents things by permissions rather than apps, so you can quickly see what apps are using your camera, accessing your photos, location data and much more.
9. Personalised lockscreen message
10. Storage is easier to manage
Smartphones have more storage than ever, but they need it: we now use handsets for everything from playing Angry Birds and using Periscope, to shooting 4K videos and downloading films. Even with removable storage available, we still run out of space.
Android Marshmallow makes it easier than ever to manage your storage. Replacing Lollipop’s mix of colours for a much more streamlined interface, Marshmallow shows users how much storage space they’ve used, and a breakdown of how they’ve used it. That way, it’s even easier to know what to delete.
11. Smoother app experience
There’s another feature that doesn’t sound spectacular, but makes a huge difference to your Android experience. When clicking on app-specific links – such as those for Twitter and Instagram – previous versions of Android would present the user with an “Open With” dialog box. As well as being ugly, this also made using Android a less than seamless experience. Thankfully, Android Marshmallow is much more intelligent and will know which app to open when you click on a specific link. That means, if you click an Instagram link, the Instagram app will automatically open and display the content. It’s simple, but effective.
Interestingly, Doze will have control over all apps and other functions – unless otherwise stated – so Android users will benefit from improved battery life across the board.
13. Fingerprint scanners
In Marshmallow, fingerprint sensors can be used to log into apps like Evernote, or even buy things via in-app purchases. Simply put, authentication will be easier across the Android experience.
14. New app drawer
Marshmallow uses a brand-new layout for the app drawer, and it makes looking for applications a quicker, simpler process. Rather than scrolling sideways, users now have to scroll down vertically, and, if you’re too impatient, a search box at the top means you can find the app you’re looking for by typing the first few letters.