Android has been one of the leading platforms for the customers, bringing together new and improved experience with every update. And just as we speak of Android right now, it is now the time for it to deliver another amazing upgrade to its customers. We are talking about the brand new Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The upgrade from Android 5.0 KitKat to Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been made official. But these things don’t just happen over night so the customers would have to wait a while before they get their hands on this new software update.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
The article written below brings together all the information we have about Android 6.0 Marshmallow as of today. You can read more about it on the official site of Android.
Where To Get Android 6.0 Marshmallow
When talking about the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the first thing that comes to mind is that where can the users get it right now. Unfortunately, for now, this isn’t a possibility. Although we are now aware of the new name, the version number and a new SDK, Google has still not made the source code available. And that is what the manufacturers basically need in order to make proper builds of the software supported for our android devices.
A more official news points to the availability of the third and the final developer preview of the software which can be flashed to Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player. This final developer preview version doesn’t bring together all that Android 6.0 Marshmallow has to offer but it is the closest one can get at this point.
When Will We Get Android 6.0 Marshmallow
As it has always been the case, Google’s Nexus Phones would be the first to get the new update as soon as it comes out. We are expecting the Nexus 7, both the 2012 and the 2013 models, to get the updates first. Along with these two tablets, we might just as well expect Nexus 10 tablet and the Nexus 4 to get this update as well but this is just another uncertain possibility.
Now if we’re to talk about when exactly is this new update arriving in the market, we can put our money on the newest addition to the Nexus series which is to come out somewhere around the end of this year. And that is, most probably, when we get a taste of the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Devices other then the Google’s Nexus might have to wait a little longer in order for them to be updated to the new Android Marshmallow.
What Is Inside The Android Marshmallow
We are looking forward to the following in the new Android Marshmallow:
- Permissions are getting a huge revamp. Technically speaking, these permissions can now be termed as Runtime Permissions. Instead of accepting every permission for an app at the time of installation, the users would now be able to pick and choose among the permissions that a user wants to provide to its applications, refraining unnecessary accesses.
- Google Now on Tap will give Google more insight into your life.
- Android Pay is finally going to be introduced with this update and would work the same way as Apple Pay or Samsung Pay.
- Fingerprint Authorization will be introduced into the source code. Samsung has been using the fingerprint authorization for a longer run now. But with this new update included in the Android 6.0 Marshmallow source code, we’re expecting other brands to switch over to the fingerprint authorization as well.
- Automatic Application Data Backups will happen by default. This will happen once a day when you are not using your cellular device, provided that you are connected to the internet.
- Smarter Application Links are being introduced to overcome the “Do you want to open this thing in this other application?” dialog.
Apart from these amazing upgrades, Android Marshmallow focuses to improve to battery life, provide additional stuff for the developers and deliver a software update that brings the best experience to the users.