Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Are you ready for Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s (initially announced as Android “M” or Android 6.0) final preview was released by Google on August 17, 2015.

Watch this video of the Android Marshmallow Statue as revealed in Googleplex, Mountain View, CA, USA:

Marshmallow has an updated permissions user interface and enhanced permissions behavior. Applications are no longer automatically granted all of their specified permissions during installation and users are now prompted to grant or deny permissions individually (such as access to the mic or camera) to an application when needed. Permission grants for applications are remembered by the program.

This new mobile operating system also features Doze, a new power management app that lowers the level of background application activity when the device determines that it is not being actively used and as a result, this doubles the device’s battery life.

Google can now match its OS competition in terms of security with Marshmallow’s fingerprint recognition feature. Users can use their fingerprints for unlocking their device and make Play Store and Android Pay purchases.

Since most newly-released devices support USB Type-C, Google made it a point to have this OS able to support it, including the ability to have devices charge another device over USB.

Watch out for upcoming mobile phones and tablets with Android 6.0 Marshmallow at MetroSix.

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