|Android Marshmallow vs Lollipop|
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is soon to adorn Android devices as we are hearing news about some popular smartphones going directly to Marshmallow, skipping Android 5.1.1 Lollipop in the process.
Its Battery life
First thing in this context to discuss is the battery life of our mobile phones with new OS Marshmallow. Some Google reports reveal that there will be 3x better battery life with Marshmallow as compared to Lollipop. So we guess we will now face battery problems with this version.
This new test puts Nexus 6 running on Android Marshmallow and compares it against the bootup time of Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. A very new video gives a peek at the speed of the operating system when compared to Lollipop. So the Marshmallow would be very fast as compared to other previous versions.
Whenever a new operating system version is released, the first comparisons are always made against its predecessor. Nexus devices are of course always the first few to receive the Android updates, but Galaxy S6 Edge won’t take too long to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow as well.
Best Features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Reports claim that Samsung’s Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ will be among the first few devices to get the update in 2016. Android Marshamallow brings app permissions, quick fingerprint access, auto backup of files, dedicated memory tracker, and some major improvements in the battery department with its app-shutting processes. Let’s see them one by one.
1. Standardized Fingerprint Support
This one goes hand in hand with Android Pay, as all mobile payment platforms seem to rely on biometric authorization as an added security layer, but its applications could extend beyond payments. In Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google has given native support for fingerprint readers. Which is the other great feature?
|Marshmallow fingerprint features|
2. New Android Pay
Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be the Android version that debuts Android Pay, Google’s own answer to other mobile payment platforms such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. Compared to its direct competitors, Android Pay has the advantage that it will be available on any Android smartphone, while Apple and Samsung only let you use their payment services on their own smartphones.
3. Having Individual App permissions
Starting with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, users will be able to revoke individual permissions and still use the functions of the app that don’t rely on the revoked permissions. Divided by specific categories such as Sensor, Camera, and Location, permissions can be edited in the menu after installing an app, should the user decide to revoke certain permission for certain apps.
4. Google Now on Tap
Google Now is a virtual assistant that studies the user’s behavior and interests and provides a bunch of info before users even ask for it. In Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google Now will go into steroid mode and is going to be able to bring up contextual information on whatever is displayed on the screen of your phone.
|Google now on tap|
5. Very Simplified volume controls
The simplified volume controls that Marshmallow will bring, will be more about fixing the very confusing centralized volume controls that Google introduced with Android 5.0 Lollipop. The new volume controls will allow users to individually set the volume for apps, music, and alarms.
6. New Power saver mode – Doze
With Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google will introduce a new power-saving mode. Called doze, the battery-saving feature will be able to recognize when the device is in a rested state, and dial down on the background services during such time-out periods. According to Google, the Dose mode will double the Nexus 9 standby battery life.
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