Google has just launched a new OS update Android Marshmallow and it is just amazing. Android Marshmallow is the latest Android OS update and prior to this Donut, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Lollipop, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop were running on Android phones.
Let’s have a close look at the features of Marshmallow as these features are worth knowing for a mobile application development company as well as for an Android app developer.
Android M has done a really great job in terms of permissions. Now, you don’t have to agree to permissions that don’t make sense to you. Android M is giving you greater control of the information apps can access, a step ahead for the OS. Instead at the time of installation, you will be asked for permissions when you use features for the first time.
Google has been exploring different trends to provide the users with a unique experience when interacting with websites and apps. ‘Chrome Custom Tabs’ is a new feature which allows apps to open a customized Chrome window on top of the active app, instead of launching the Chrome app separately. Other than this, Chrome Custom Tabs supports automatic sign-in, saved passwords, autofill, and multi-process security to assist the integration of the app.
Android Marshmallow comes with standardized fingerprint scanners. The best part is till now, fingerprint scanners were only used to unlock the phone, but with the new Android M, you can also make purchases while shopping online or within play stores using Android play.
Android Pay is Google's new mobile payment system and it is designed simply to make the design process simpler and faster. The Android Pay platform supports American Express, Visa, Mastercard. Food joints like Subway also support Android pay.
Moving between Android phones can be a painful experience. But with Android Marshmallow, Google has taken a leap ahead and has come at par with its closest counterpart Apple. Android smartphones with 6.0 Marshmallow will backup your app data and settings to Google Drive whenever you are connected to Wifi. Till now, this feature was available with iOS phones, but now Android, too has joined the race.
Running out of battery is the worst thing that happen to the smartphone users and Android M has made a great deal of improvisations in this field also. It has introduced a new function known as ‘Doze’ that recognizes the activities of smartphone. Android M will recognize if the device has not been used for a while, like the user might be travelling or sleeping. In this case, it reduces the background processes and thus increase the standby time. Android Marshmallow also supports USB Type-C, which provides faster charging, and lets users charge other devices with their phone.
Besides the above mentioned amazing features in Android M, there is another amazing feature that allows users to copy and paste content from the website in a smooth manner. Nexus and Android One devices are continuously getting the notifications to update to Android Marshmallow and if you haven’t gone for updation, you can go for it because Marshmallow is more than just an Operating system.
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