Google’s mobile operating system just got upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and it has already sent ripples across the tech world. Touted as an ‘important change’ in the Android arena, Marshmallow brings in a radical improvement as far as its material design is concerned—a quality that was missing in its predecessor, Lollipop.
Despite this, critics say that Google has not taken an extravagant leap from Android L. Nevertheless, all tech geeks are intrigued by what Android M holds in store for them. Here’s a run-down of everything you should know about Android Marshmallow:
1. Google Now On Tap:
This is the USP of Android M. By using “machine-learning algorithms”, the OSof your phone will figure out what exactly you are searching for and it will match the same by means of Google’s Knowledge Graph. This feature (till now) works with movies, people, music bands, and places to name a few.
2. Use Of Fingerprints As Security:
Android 6.0 Marshmallow offers a fingerprint sensor that is actually supported by the core OS itself—a property missing from the earlier versions. It is believed that most smartphones in the future will have this feature. Even the Google Play Store purchases will support fingerprint authorization. Cool, right?
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3. Better Battery Life:
Thanks to the Android M’s newest feature—Doze—your phone will automatically turn on a mode (similar to the airplane mode), if left unused or stationary for a particular period of time. You can’t switch on or off this feature. The main aim of Doze is to allow you to enjoy maximum battery life!
4. Enjoy Seamless Voice Control:
In the Android M-integrated, you will be able to access the standard Google voice on swiping left. This means you can swiftly look up the time in New Delhi or the conversion rate between Indian Rupees and Pounds without using the main OS.
5. Phones With Android 6.0:
Till now, only Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P have this upgraded operating system. This upgrade will subsequently take place in rest of the smart phones as well. The first non-Nexus Marshmallow device, the HTC One A9, has already gone public.
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All those eagerly waiting for their Marshmallow updates, the new OS will be integrated in all smartphones sometime in December this year. So, don’t fret, the wait is almost over.