Google came up with the android N preview in March 2016 and finally released the beta version of the operating system. Even though not everyone was familiarized with the android lollipop yet. Now we are looking at android 6.0 marshmallow.
Android marshmallow is a refinement of the previous android versions and an extension fo the existing functionalities of the android lollipop. Which might put those who were of the opinion that it might be an overhaul of everything android on a bit of edge.
In this article, the major areas of the new OS will be highlighted and a few differences checked for a better understanding of the marshmallow. In terms of if its new or improved or has less action to it.
Features Of Android 6.0 Marshmallow
With Marshmallow, the icons for certain shortcuts depict what that particular shortcut goes to by using another layer of visual representation.
Instead of a dialler or camera shortcut, Marshmallow displays the Google’s voice search that goes to show just how important this command is to Marshmallow.
Google Now voice command
Displays a new look replacing the colored dots to a waving and rotating process and allows for launch of apps from lock screen using this feature.
Has a default Google search bar and access to google now through a long-press of the home button and options for launching apps through app icons, voice commands, recent apps cards or app drawer icon
Is now a vertical scrolling view with a new scrubber bar that allows you jump to a particular letter of the alphabet.
Notifications and Quick Settings
Has a two-part notifications/Quick Settings area. Swipe down from the home screen to pull down the notifications panel. And a second swipe down to access Quick Settings. While A two-finger swipe down will take you to the Quick Settings immediately.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow Tips And Tricks
- Uninstall apps directly from your home screen
- Grant permissions to all installed apps individually
- System UI Tuner can be used to Customize Quick Settings
- Disable notification preview
- Google Now can be Activate from the lock screen
- Tap to launch Google Now
- Activate custom notifications sounds
- Easily Activate Developer options
- Use the RAM Manager with ease
- Set default launch apps for links
- Use Doze to activate battery optimization in idle mode
- … And lots more…
Android Marshmallow was announced at Google I/O and was released as the Android M developer preview on March 28. Although several updates came out before the Marshmallow became official.