As Google has announced their new phones made with Huawei’s (Nexus 6P) and LG (Nexus 5X) that will run the latest Android OS i.e Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
I am sure many of you might be interested in the features of this new OS by Google. Presenting to you twelve of the latest, new and handsome features of Marshmallow.
1. Contextual Assistance
Now on Tap: By holding home button you can get assistance without leaving things you are were doing before. So touch and hold your home button.
Voice supports: Now apps that support the new voice interaction service will allow you to have a dialogue. For example you can ask “play some music on TuneIn” TuneIn will respond by asking “What genre?”
Direct Share: you now have this great, fast and easy way to share things to the right person in the right app.
Doze: A really useful feature that put your device into sleep state, so that your standby battery life increases considerably.
Apps Standby : To get your battery life longer all the apps that have been draining your battery before will not have a control with App Standby.
USB Type C support: In minutes of charging you can have hours of power plus the transfer via this new USB Type C is considerable improved and quicker than ever.
3. Privacy & 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.
4. Android Runtime (“ART”)
Improved application performance and lower memory overhead for faster multi-tasking.
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.
6. System usability improvements
App links: enables installed apps to automatically handle their web URLs so you can jump right into the app, rather than the mobile web site, as appropriate.
Easily toggle and configure Do Not Disturb from quick settings.
If someone calls you twice within 15 minutes, you can choose to allow the call to ring through while Do Not Disturb is enabled.
Use automatic rules to enable Do Not Disturb for as many custom time blocks as you like or around events on your calendar.
Simplified volume controls allow you to manage notification, music, and alarm volumes easily from anywhere with the touch of your volume keys.
Streamlined Settings let you manage an app’s settings all in one place, from battery and memory usage, to notifications and permissions controls.
Google Now Launcher app list refreshed with search, fast alphabetic scrolling, and predictive App Suggestions.
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.
8. 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.
9. Device setup and migration
Easily transfer your accounts, apps and data to a new device.
During setup, you can add an additional personal or corporate email account (e.g., IMAP)
Auto backup for Apps: seamless app data backup and restore.
Backup/restore of additional system settings such as your Sync settings, preferred apps, Do Not Disturb settings, Accessibility settings and enabled IMEs.
MIDI support: create, consume, and perform music using your Android device with USB MIDI devices, MIDI over BLE, and software-based MIDI devices.
Android is now available in 74+ languages with 6 new additions: Azerbaijani, Gujarati, Kazakh, Albanian, Urdu, and Uzbek.
12. 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.