The final version of Android, “Android 6.0 Marshmallow” is now in the market
In this digital era, everyone loves to use the latest features and the newest technology. If you are a mobile fanatic and love to use up-to-date features and applications, then there is good news for you. Google has recently launched the latest and final version of Android called Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This version is only in the hands of those who subscribed to Google Android preview initiative.
Read on for everything you want to know about the Android 6.0 Marshmallow such as what new features you can experience and when can you install this latest version on your mobile device.
1 Android 6.0 Marshmallow: When will you get it in your phone?
Android 6.0 Marshmallow, also known as Android M, was released on Monday by Google. It is the third and final android version. This version is not yet available for users today. This version will come in the market on a new Nexus phone between October and November. After that, it will roll out to other Nexus devices, and within a few months in other android smartphones and tablets. In other words, you will not get this version on your mobile device till the end of 2015 or early in 2016.
If you want to test this Android version, you can download the Android M developer preview, only if you have a Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 or a Nexus player.
2 Android 6.0 Marshmallow: What’s new in it?
Android M is an upgrade and focuses hugely on bug fixes. Google outlined six major features in Android M to provide a great experience to android users. These features are – App permission, App links, Fingerprint Support, Web experience, Mobile payment, and power & charging.
3 App permission
In this version, app permission is overhauled. Now the users are allowed to select, accept, or deny the permission as per their wish and requirement. Permission process has also been simplified. Now, permission will be requested only at the first time you want to use the feature. Unlike other android versions, in this latest version of android you do not need to agree with the terms or conditions that do not make sense to you.
You can also modify the permission by making personalized setting in your device.
4 App links
In the previous Android versions, selecting and opening a web link is a little bit time-consuming process. In the previous version, when you select any web link, a dialog box will appear whenever you try to open the link. Besides this, you might also be asked whether you want to open this link with YouTube, Chrome, Opera Mini, or other browsers.
In Android M, app links are being changed and Android has a greater awareness of which app can open the selected link directly. For instance, if you select a Facebook link, it will automatically open in Facebook.
5 Fingerprint Support
Google are going to “standardize support” for fingerprint scanners on mobile devices which run android M. This feature will not only be helpful in unlocking the mobile device, but also for making purchases online or with Google play store.
6 Mobile payments
Mobile payment becomes easier and faster with the introduction of Android M. Google recently designed a new mobile payment system called “Android Pay” to make mobile shopping more simple and faster. This new feature is compatible with any device running Kitkat 4.4 or above, and is being supported by Visa card, Discover, American express, and the MasterCard. Businesses looking to make use of the latest payment technologies may want to consider utilizing something like QPay Europe to better process card and online payments. This will keep businesses in line with the current trends so they don’t fall behind a modernizing competition.
7 Power & Charging
With Android M, Google announced a new power saving feature known as Doze. Doze uses motion detectors to recognize when the device is not in use. If the device is not in use, it will put the mobile into an ultra power saving mode. Android M also supports USB-C, which will allow you to charge your device three to five times faster than other devices.