Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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    Google has released Android 6.0 Marshmallow yet another version of Android Operating system early this month. Marshmallow focuses primarily on improving the overall user experience of earlier version of android, Lollipop. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is a version of Android that was announced at Google as Android M. The final version of Android Marshmallow comes after three developer preview releases. Google confirmed that new version of Android operating system, Marshmallow has started to roll out to existing and new Nexus devices Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. Let’s have a look on the key features:

    App Permissions

    App permissions have been given top priority in Android M. Permissions have been simplified and will now  request the first time user try to use a feature not at the point of installation and users can turn on and off  these permissions in the settings menu. Android M gives greater control of the information apps can access, a step forward for the OS.

    Web experience

    Google has been exploring trends in the way web content to provide users a better experience when interacting with websites and apps.

    Chrome Custom Tabs

    Chrome Custom Tabs is a new feature that gives a way to harness all of Chrome’s capabilities, while still keeping control of the look and feel of the experience. Apps can open a customizable Google Chrome window on top of their app instead launching the Chrome app separately. It provides a faster and more intuitive user-experience when navigating between apps and the web. This feature supports automatic sign-in, saved passwords, auto fill, and multi-process security.

    Finger Print Support

    The new finger print functionality in marshmallow will allow fingerprint to be used not only to unlock phones, but to make purchases when shopping in real-life or within Play Store apps.

     

     

    App Links

    App links are being modified in Android 6.0.It has a greater awareness of which the apps can open content directly. If you tap a Twitter link in an email the Twitter app will open automatically instead of prompting you  to ask if you wants to use Twitter to view it.

    Doze

    This is a new feature introduced for power and charging. Android Marshmallow uses a function called Doze to improve device standby time.

    These are few features included in the new version of android. Other new features include:

    Standardized fingerprint support

    Introduction of Android Pay

    Support for USB-C connectors

    Auto backup and restore for apps

    Refreshed app drawer and RAM manager

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