What to Expect from Upcoming Android Marshmallow

Jigar Panchal

On Aug 17, 2015, Google has declared the new name, features and updated library for Android 6.0. The newest update from Android named as Android Marshmallow 6.0.

Google introduced the official Android 6.0 SDK kit and open Google Play for publishing the apps that target the new API level 23 with the Android Marshmallow 6.0. Also, update the Android Support Library to v23, it would be easier to integrate many of the new platform APIs, like fingerprint support and permissions, in a backwards compatible manner.

Google release contains a number of new support libraries, including custom tabs, percent, recommendation, preference-v7, preference-v14, and preference-leanback-v17. Google Play is also made ready to accept API 23 apps via the Google Play Developer Console.

Here are the features that users can expect from the Android Marshmallow 6.0

  1. App Permission:
  2. Currently, if android users want to install the app, they have to accept all the permissions, through which malicious apps can enter in the device and gain user’s private information. Android Marshmallow will allow users to choose accept or deny, a specific permission for an app while approving others, still install and manage the app as they normally would. Also, users can change the permission while downloading an update for the app.

  3. Google Now on Tap:
  4. Through the Android 6.0, users will able to get useful, contextual information about the things that is running on the screen of the device. So if you’re watching a video on YouTube, simply hold down the home button to find out more information about the character or things shown in the video. ‘OK Google’ will be more accurate in the new Android operating system.

  5. Doze:
  6. As technology is growing in leaps and bounds, the battery consumption of smartphone is also increasing with the same rate. Android Marshmallow is coming with the new feature name Doze that will help to conserve the power. With this feature, user can shut down some background activities to increase the battery life without troubling the other important activities like Call receive, updates of new notifications etc. Android M is supporting USB Type-C that provides faster charging. Users can charge other devices with their phone as well.

  7. Fingerprint Support:
  8. With the Marshmallow, google is providing the necessary APIs to allow developers to add fingerprint support with any app. Thus, users can get more security to unlock the device, secure payment via android pay and many more things.

  9. Android Pay:
  10. This feature is useful for tap-to-pay services using near-field communication (NFC) and host card emulation techniques to make the payments. Unlock the phone and keep it nearer to the NFC terminal to make the payment, no need to open any application. When user will enter the card details, a virtual number will be generated to make the payments, actual card detail will not be shared with the store during the transaction. This thing makes the payment safe and authentic.

    The Google wallet app will be replaced by the android pay. With this android pay, user can shop from around 700,000 stores in the US. Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T devices will be available with pre-installed Android Pay app.

Apart from that, Android Marshmallow is coming with many changes to fulfil the users’ demands and make them more comfortable.

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