Another year, another Android version, and this time people leaping for joy like a bunch of chubby bunnies at the new features and upgrades expected from the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There are millions of Android users all over the world, and it has been identified as a major contender in the realm of handheld operating systems. This is why consumers are eager to get their hands on the latest version of their ever reliable Android.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the official name of the upcoming release, maintained focus on bringing new features to the table without having to come up with drastic changes to the look and feel of their operating system. This means users can expect the same, colourful and minimalist design from the previous version, the 5.0 Lollipop.
Now on Tap allows great conveniences that the previous Google Now was unable to provide. If, for instance, you’re texting a friend about a dinner date and you typed out a restaurant name in your message, accessing Now on Tap will allow you to easily access a plethora of different options, from calling the restaurant’s hotline, to finding it on maps, and even view and browse through reviews. What’s more, Now on Tap enriched the search feature by using whatever’s on your screen to help you search for more relevant information.
The Android Pay feature is also a notable upgrade that allows greater conveniences especially for people who don’t like carrying around so much cash. Simply swipe your phone over participating stores’ credit card machines, and your phone does the rest for you.
Another interesting feature is the USB Type-C charging feature, which doesn’t only allow you to charge your device, but also allows your device to charge other devices. Aside from that, Android 6.0 has also improved operations to allow less battery consumption and provide a longer lasting battery life across the board of supporting devices.
And of course, a few design changes here and there never hurt. The Android 6.0 makes use of a brand new application drawer appearance, giving a new look and feel to the area that houses all your apps. The added search bar also makes it easier to search for apps if you’re the kind of person to install tons of them at a time.
Consumers are definitely excited to see this new version in real life. The release is set for a few more weeks, until then, we’re all waiting in eager anticipation for what Android has in store.