All you need to know about the Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Published 3 years ago by: Timi Gate
at 04:04 PM, 28/01/2016 (3 years ago)

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The Android 6.0 Marshmallow is here, but that’s not the news. The news is that many Android users who have long anticipated an upgrade to Marshmallow do not know the features in it. So before you upgrade to the latest version of Android , here are the things you should know about the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Now on Tap: get assistance without having to leave what you’re doing—whether you’re in an app or on a website. Just touch and hold the home button.
Do more with your voice. Now you can have a dialogue with any of your apps that support the new voice interaction service. For example, if a user says “play some music on TuneIn,” TuneIn will respond by asking “What genre?”.
Direct Share: a fast and easy way to share to the right person in the right app.
The Marshmellow gives you a battery that works smarter, not harder. It comes with main battery modes: Doze and App Standby modes.
Doze: when your device is at rest, Doze automatically puts it into a sleep state to increase your standby battery life.
App Standby: no more battery drain from seldom used apps; App Standby limits their impact on battery life so your charge lasts longer.
USB Type C support*: Quickly transfer power and data all through the same cable. Lightning fast charging gives you hours of power in just minutes.
Privacy and Security
On an Android Marshmallow device, apps designed for Android Marshmallow only ask for permission right when it’s needed. You can deny any permission and still continue to use the app.
Advanced controls to turn permissions on or off for all your installed apps.
Verified boot: when your Android device boots up, it will warn you if the firmware and Android operating system have been modified from the factory version.
Use fingerprint sensors* to unlock your device, make purchases in Google Play, authenticate transactions in apps, and pay in stores.
Android Runtime (ART)
Improved application performance and lower memory overhead for faster multi-tasking.
Bluetooth™ stylus support*, including pressure sensitivity and modifier keys.
Improved typesetting and text rendering performance.
Smarter text selection, built-in undo/redo, and text actions closer to your fingers.
Text selection actions such as a new Translate option that lets you translate text from one language to another right on the spot. (Note: requires Google Translate app installed)
Save paper with duplex printing support.
More power efficient Bluetooth Low Energy (“BLE”) scanning for nearby beacons and your accessories.
Hotspot 2.0: Connect to compatible Wi-Fi networks seamlessly and securely.
Bluetooth SAP: Make calls from your carphone using your phone’s SIM.
Portable Wi-Fi hotspot now supports 5GHz frequency bands.
Expandable Storage
Flex Storage: makes using SD cards or external storage devices as encrypted expanded storage for your apps and games on Android Marshmallow a whole lot easier.

Android for work
When receiving calls or viewing past messages, you can now see the full work contact details even if you’re not logged into your work profile.
Work status notification: A status bar briefcase icon now appears when you’re using an app from the work profile and if the device is unlocked directly to an app in the work profile, an alert is displayed notifying the user.

VPN apps are now visible in Settings > More > VPN. Additionally, the notifications that VPNs use are now specific to whether that VPN is configured for a work profile or the entire device.

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