Everything you need to know about Android Marshmallow
2nd October 2015Category : ProductsPublished by :Aprajita Dixit Reading Time : 10 Minute News Sourced : India
unveiled its two new nexus smart phones- Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. It
also took the stage to announce the roll-out of the latest version of its
mobile operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It comes with
major improvements and new features in comparison to its predecessor, the
Here are things you should know about Android 6.0 Marshmallow-
permissions have been revamped in Android M, now you can choose to accept or
deny individual permissions as you see fit. Permissions have also been
simplified, and will now be requested the first time you try to use a
feature, not at the point of installation. You don't have to
agree to permissions that don't make sense to you. Android M is giving
you greater control of the information apps can access, and this is a truly
positive step forward for Android. You can modify the permissions granted
to apps at a later date in your Settings, or you can view permissions by type
and see which apps have that permission granted. It's all about giving you much
more control over your Android device.
Chrome Custom Tabs is a new feature
that gives developers a way to harness all of Chrome's capabilities, while
still keeping control of the look and feel of the experience. It will allow
apps to open a customized Chrome window on top of the active app, instead of
launching the Chrome app separately. It's claimed that this provides a
faster and more intuitive user-experience when navigating between apps and the
web. It supports automatic sign-in, saved passwords, autofill, and
multi-process security to assist the integration of the app and web experience.
3.Finger Print Support-
The new functionality of Marshmallow will
allow fingerprint scanners to be used not only to unlock phones, but to make
purchases when shopping in real-life or within Play Store apps. Though your device
will need a hardware fingerprint scanner to begin with, but with Google's full
support, expect to see these appear on many more devices in the future.
Play is Google's new mobile payments system, designed to make the checkout
process easier and faster. Google is aiming to provide "simplicity,
security, and choice" with Android Pay, allowing you to use your existing
credit cards to pay for products. Compatible with any device featuring NFC
capabilities (and running 4.4 KitKat or above), the Android Pay platform is
being supported by American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover, as well as
carriers such as AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.
You may be familiar with the 'Open with'
dialogue box which appears when you try to open a link within an app on
Android. You might be asked if you want to open a link with YouTube, or with
Chrome, for example. App links are being changed in Android 6.0, so that
Android has a greater awareness of which apps can open content directly,
instead of stopping users every time with the dialog box. If you tap a Twitter
link in an email, for example, the Twitter app will open automatically instead
of prompting you to ask if you want to use Twitter to view it.
6.Power and Charging-
Android Marshmallow is going to ease our
pain of running out of battery by making use of a new function called Doze
to improve device standby time. By using motion detectors, Android will
recognize when a device hasn’t been interacted with for a while, such as when a
person is asleep or a phone has been left on a table, and reduce background
processes. Even in Doze mode, Android can still start alarms or notify you of
priority notifications. Android Marshmallow also supports USB Type-C, which
provides faster charging, and lets users charge other devices with their phone.
7.New App Drawer-
One of the
most immediately obvious visual changes to Android 6.0 is the new app
drawer. This now scrolls vertically instead of horizontally, and is held
against a white background, rather than a muted shade of your homepage
wallpaper. Across the top of the menu you will see your four most
recently used apps.
Google Now has been improved upon once
again with Android Marshmallow. It is now smarter than ever, and focuses
on three key areas: being aware of different contexts, providing answers
and helping you take action. Google Now's context awareness understands more
than100 million different places, so when you ask "How far is it to
there?" Google Now knows exactly which "there" you're
referring to. This awareness is compounded by Google's Knowledge Graph, which
understands one billion different entities, from sports teams to gas
stations, TV shows to recipes.
voicemail presents your voicemail with a visual interface, rather than the
audio-based setup like in current Android smart phones, whereby you call
your carrier and listen for instructions.
Adoptable Storage Devices-
Adoptable Storage Devices is Google's new
storage feature which essentially takes an external storage source
(such as an SD card or USB drive) and formats it like an internal storage
space. This means that app and personal data can be moved freely between a
devices internal storage and its 'adopted' storage source. Adopted storage
devices are wrapped in a layer of encryption to soothe security concerns
and both micro SD cards and USB OTG drives are currently supported.
Apart from these, With "It's all here"
feature one can sign-in to his Google account, and you apps, settings, contact,
photos, and more are all there, right where you left them. It also include improved
features like cut, copy and paste, volume control, voice power, Direct share, Bluetooth
stylus support, Duplex printing support, Hotspot 2.0, easy transfer of your
accounts, apps and data to a new device, VPN support and it also bring support
for Gujarati and Urdu language.