The new Android 6.0 Marshmallow review
New Android platform 6.0 Marshmallow has finally appeared this October. It has been introduced in both the new Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and the earlier models (5, 6, 7, 9 and Player).
Boost your battery life
Once we start exploring the prominent innovations introduced in the platform, we come to realize there are quite a few of them. To start with, the power consumption has been considerably optimized. That became possible due to apps freezing when the device is not actively used. When your device is at rest, Doze automatically puts it into a sleep mode to boost your standby battery life. App Standby limits the impact from seldom used apps on battery life so your charge lasts longer.
Now on Tap and other neat things
Some of the third-party apps have been supplied with the contextual assistant Now on Tap. The request for the access to device options is exposed once you start the application, but never before it’s installed (ex. when it requires access to your location or contacts list). You can turn permissions off at any time, too.
One of the cool little things available in Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the way voice assistant operates. Now you can start it both having your screen black and even while charging your phone.
For those who do need the passwords but are intensely tired of them – your hand is the key, your fingerprint unlocks your phone now.
A new growing trend?
Experts tend to think that it is Marshmallow 6.0 that can drastically change the market situation, making Android a considerable competitor to IOS 9 from Apple. According to Comscore data, Android today holds more than a half of the USA smartphone market. As for the rest of the world, where Apple is slightly less popular, Android share is accordingly higher.
As it is claimed, Marshmallow developers chose to really focus on the functionality rather than the visual trimming. As the result – such key points as Now on Tap and new power consumption options to help your battery work smarter, not harder. But in general, if we take a look at what Google is doing at the moment, we do realize it eliminated lots of bugs. According to the latest statistics, every fifth Android user deals with Lollipop. 21% of Android devices have it. Still the biggest chunk of Android goes to Android 4.4 Kit Kat – 39%. Jelly Bean follows with 32%.
Ready to give Android Marshmallow a go? In our next news article we’ll review how perfectly it goes along with Nexus 5X and 6P.