Marshmallow is the latest operating system from Android after Lollipop.
Known popularly as Android M, the Android 6.0 version was first introduced to the public in September 2015. This release was first reflected in Google’s own Nexus handsets along with the Marshmallow release. At the same time, Google announced that it would soon allow for updates to some Lollipop handsets, many users are still eagerly waiting for this update. If you have the Marshmallow updated on your device, then this article could come in use as it gives you a gist of some key interesting features that you can consider exploring.
USB Type-C Support
This is one of the latest trending connectivity options in smartphones at present. Very soon, USB Type-C is expected to replace all other connectivity choices used so far. It has also proved to assist in faster charging of handsets than the traditional conventional means. Marshmallow comes with support for this feature. So, if you find that your Android M smartphone supports this connectivity option, you can take full advantage of this feature.
Most of us use memory cards to add on extra memory to our handsets. Earlier versions of Android always considered space offered by a memory card as a separate entity. This can be handy if you plan to swap your memory card across multiple handsets. However, this does not appear to be appealing if you want to consider the memory card storage as a permanent solution for the memory on your device. This is where the concept of adopted storage proves supported by Marshmallow proves to be really useful. It treats the storage space of your memory card and inbuilt memory of your smartphone as a clubbed single entity. In other words, it will appear that your handset has more inbuilt memory.
System UI Tuner
One of the biggest drawbacks with Lollipop and other versions of Google’s mobile operating system is that the status bar at the top of the screen is always cluttered. It was always crammed with details such as battery life, signal strength, and lesser important details. With Marshmallow, the status bar gets a new uplift. You can move the battery level indicator to the system tray and decide what information should be displayed in its place. In other words, the status bar is now customizable and allows you to display details that you feel take priority in place of the default information presented.
Enhanced Copy and Paste
Copy and Paste has become a way for most of us on both mobile phones and computers. While you had to go to the very top of your smartphone’s screen to copy a text that you want to paste, Android 6.0 makes it easier for you to do this. Now all you have to do is to place your cursor over the desired text, select it and copy it. That makes things quite simple, doesn’t it? Android appears to have borrowed this iOS. Nevertheless, it makes the copy process less of a hassle than before.
Customized Google Tabs
Undoubtedly Google Chrome is one of the best bets for your mobile browser. With Marshmallow, you can customize your tabs. In other words, Android M saves all passwords and logins required for the websites on your browser tabs. This makes it easy for you to access the websites next time you visit the websites. You can also now integrate third party apps into your browser.
Find the locked screen of your handset boring? Do you want to make it look different from that of your friends’ smartphones? Android Marshmallow is all set to help you out. It displays the text that you opt to see on your locked screen in a textbox just below the lockscreen time. This can be anything ranging from a motivational quote to a to-do reminder to a one liner joke.
With the Doze feature activated, you will notice that your smartphone runs out of juice less faster than before. To know how this happens, you must really turn this feature on and check out for yourself. Doze makes use of a number of motion sensors to perform its task. When it senses that your handset is idle for a long period of time, it automatically turns off those tasks that eat up a lot of your battery. These include turning Wi-Fi off, syncing and other such activities. Fascinatingly, Doze also takes control over the apps installed. When your smartphone comes out of its ‘deep sleep’, all functions that were turned off get activated again.
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