Google has announced to improve their Operating System smoother, smarter and more battery-friendly. They came out with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. So, how’d is it?
Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow was officially demonstrated this year on Tuesday 29th September 2015 in the series of Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X in San Francisco.
Google’s soon going to launch new sugar-treat flavored mobile OS along with all new features/facility including security updates and power-saving mode, which was not found in the older generation v5. 0 Lollipop.
Briefly describing on the key features of the new OS, to provide a better perspective.
In the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google has focused on addressing security concern by providing more control over app’s permission to the users. Now, the users can decline the app permission to access personal info or any other details and can still use the app.
Google has also made improvements in another security feature; the fingerprint authentication feature will be built in the Marshmallow. An additional feature of security to unlock the phone and also makes online transactions/purchases safer.
Boot system verification, Marshmallow OS has been introduced with new protection facility to monitor Android device during booting process to suspect for any malicious firmware. If identified, it will alert the user about the device’s OS factory setting has been amended and take necessary measures to rectify the vulnerability.
2) Battery life enhancement
Above and beyond the security features, Android has enhanced and extended battery life extension. Android’s Lollipop devices were introduced with fast battery draining and it never performed well and further got intricate with bugs.
But this time, Marshmallow abilities improved power consumption running via Doze feature. If the device is not in use and if it’s in sleep mode, then it will automatically put apps into a sleep state to upturn device’s standby battery life.
3) User-experience Enhancements, Performance and System:
The company claims that the new Android Runtime (ART) has been enhanced to make the devices operate faster and multi-task more proficiently by optimization of power and RAM consumption rate.
The Android team has also enhanced user-experience such as new personalisation choices for Do Not Disturb feature (in quick setting), volume panels can now be used to control notification, alarms and music from anywhere with a touch of volume keys.
4) Contextual Assistance
Now on Tap it redirects to Google Now, as a value-added feature. Users can activate ‘Now on Tap’ by pressing the home button for some time and start talking to phone to get the required details from the Internet or app. For instance, if the user gets a message from a friend or an offer from the app (food/retail/entertainment) and interested in more details about it, he/she hold on the home button and the Now on Tap will spontaneously get all the required information on the screen.
5) Android for Work
Integration of corporate email account, Android Marshmallow now shows the briefcase Icon in the status bar. Another exciting feature where users can monitor work related past messages/calls and contact details without logging in from work profile.
With the battery utilization feature in place, Android Marshmallow powered devices will consume less power for scanning nearby Bluetooth companion devices and nearby beacons.
Wi-Fi with Hotspot 2.0 will now support %GHz frequency band which has been streamlined for protected all-in-one connection.
7) Introduced with more languages
New OS 6.0, Marshmallow will support 74 international languages. New inclusion languages include Gujarati (one of India’s regional language), Albanian, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, and Uzbek.