Android Marshmallow

Android Marshmallow: Six New features in the latest Android version

Google has named its latest version of Android after the tasty sweet Marshmallow.

The company revealed the name as – Android Marshmallow recently on its blog and also revealed the final Android 6.0 SDK will be available for download via the SDK Manager in Android Studio.

Android Product Manager – Jamal Eason, has stated that aside from the new platform features which include the fingerprint support and Doze power saving mode, Android Marshmallow will also have a new permissions model that modernizes the app install and update process.

“Today with the final Developer Preview update, we’re introducing the official Android 6.0 SDK and opening Google Play for publishing your apps that target the new API level 23 in Android Marshmallow,”

Android Marshmallow
Android Marshmallow

Here are some of the new features in the new Android Marshmallow:

a. Android 6.0 Marshmallow has a new Doze power-saving feature that has motion detection which optimizes battery usage. When the dozing feature is enabled, the device continues to send notifications about priority activities

b. The new fingerprint functionality can be used as a standalone feature to unlock Android devices, authorize Android Pay transactions, Google Play store purchases or partner e-commerce app purchases

c. Android 6.0 will include an alternative to the mobile payment system. Google’s Android Pay which replace Google Wallet for making mobile purchases in stores and applications

d. Marshmallow also streamlines the “permissions” model for users to install and upgrade apps. Android 6.0 will make it easier for users to prevent mobile applications from grabbing their personal information

e. Google has also announced support for the USB Type-C standard in Android Marshmallow, which will make your device charge faster than the usual. Also the new USB support in Android Marshmallow will also lets users use their phone to charge other devices

f. The Direct Share feature will allow users to share content such as contacts, within other apps. For example, the direct share target might launch an activity in another social network app, which lets the user share content directly with a specific friend or community in that app.

Android is now used in over 80 per cent of mobile phones worldwide and with such regular updates Google’s market share will keep increasing.

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