August 28, 2015
Features of Upcoming Android 6.0 Marshmallow
After seeing and witnessing the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop and 5.1 Lollipop update,here is a new introduction of the successor of Lollipop named Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Would you like to know about the upcoming Android 6?
Although there have been many news about this new Android OS which I thought is just suggestions but now guessing section is over and here I have the authentic information about the new Android. Below are just few list of things you need to know about the latest Google operating system for mobile devices.
App permissions is one area that Google overhauled with the release of Android 6.0 M. Rather than apps decide for themselves what permissions they want, users will now be able to take control of this session based on whether they need that particular function or not. In the current OS, users have no choice but to agree to all app permissions if they want to install and use them, whether its during the first installation or when installing updates.
In Android Marshmallow, users will now receive notifications asking them whether they want to allow apps to access certain features when they want to use a certain function of this app. Things like the camera, location, contacts and others will now ask for permissions before being used via a certain app. It is also possible to revoke the permission accorded to the app later.
Chrome Custom Tabs
There’s also the introduction of new custom Google Chrome tabs for a better web experience while browsing. With the new Chrome custom tabs feature, users will be able to include web views within an application without switching to Chrome browser on your device. What it means is that the browser will be running atop your app just in case you click on any link within an application.
This update will also mean that features such as saved passwords, auto sign in and auto-fill on apps will work seamlessly. There is more to this Chrome Custom tab. This feature will take the color and font of the app in the background to make sure the seamless feel doesn’t disappear. Even though this might be closer to what Facebook offers with Instant Articles, the feel Chrome Custom tabs give you is unique as you won’t notice the difference between browsing the web and the app you are using.
The fingerprint scanner feature is not new in the mobile industry. Apple has been very successful with their TouchID feature. Now that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is coming out, it seems Google is ready to standardize this feature on all devices. In fact, Google says that this feature will be very useful when it comes to making Android Pay transactions and unlocking devices.
Just like Apple Pay, Android Pay will now let users make mobile payments via NFC-enabled tap-to-pay systems. All you need is to unlock your Android M phone and keep or pass it near an NFC terminal, and that’s it. There is no need of opening an application for this to happen. Once your bank card details are added to the platform, payments will become automatic via a virtual account that the service creates to avoid direct access to your actual account number during transactions. All Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T mobile devices will be equipped with Android Pay. This system of payment is acceptable in more than 700,000 stores in the U.S. alone. This application comes in to take the place of Google Wallet, which has been the common means of making Play Store payments.
Android 6.0 M will come with something good for smartphone users. What makes it good is because it will mean users have more battery life, something that has become kind of problematic with not just Android smartphones, but also other models. The Doze feature will make its debut with this OS and using this feature, the system will be able to manage background processes optimally. What the OS does keep an eye on the motion sensor such that if it detects zero activity for a long period, it shuts down some processes. However, some high priority notifications and alarms can still wake the phone from the Doze mode.