Google’s creation, the Android operating system, currently houses the maximum number of smartphone users in the world.
People prefer this Operating System for its ease of use and its simple, yet clean interface.
Google on the other hand ensures that the users are kept upgraded with the latest developments in mobile software with timely updates.
The previous year, Google introduced the fifth installment of the Android Operating system to the world.
This was called Android Lollipop 5.0 based on the same dessert naming scheme that Google always uses.
Android Lollipop 5.0 brought the material design concept to the operating system, and this design scheme has slowly spread to most apps used on Android, including famous ones like the Google Play Store and WhatsApp.
This year, we are all set to receive the next generation of Android OS, that is the Android 6.0, also code named the Marshmallow.
Android Marshmallow will be better and faster and would continue using the material design concept is what we all know.
But there are five major things that you must be aware of about the OS.
Give Apps Some Permissions, Or Take Some Away – We have always been in a habit of being told by apps to provide permissions to work effectively.
The good news is that if you are not very sure of whether you want to provide the app with permissions to have access to your personal information like your pictures or your mails, then you can choose not to agree to them.
This is a feature that will be available to Marshmallow users.
However, if you are choosing to opt out of giving them permissions, then there would be certain aspects of the app that might not work.
You can also provide access during installation of an app and then revoke them later.
Chrome Custom Tabs ; Now Never Switch From Your App To Your Browser Again – With the current OS, clicking on a link within the application makes your phone run your chrome browser. but with the new android Marshmallow, the Chrome custom tabs feature will make the browser run along with the app, so if you click a link within the application, it will not launch the browser separately but provide you a web view within the app itself.
Apple Beware, Android Pay Is Here – You no longer have to look up at Apple devices with awe just because they have apple pay available .
Android Marshmallow will bring Android Pay to select handsets that have Near Field Communication (NFC) with them.
These phones would be able to capture the credit card details of the user and create a sort of a virtual card.
The phone can then be used to make payments at retail outlets that support Android Pay.
Almost 70,000 stores in the united states support Android Pay.
When launched, Verizon and AT&T carriers will have this feature enabled.
Battery Manager; Forget Your Charger At Home Everyday Now – Android Marshmallow will put end to the misery you have to go through for the days you forget to carry your charger to work and struggle with a dying battery.
The new OS will provide you with the battery manager which will in turn implement the Doze feature on the phone.
This feature will turn off some processes running in the phone when the phone is idle, thus minimizing battery consumption.
An important notification or an alarm will pull the phone out of Doze mode again.
Finger print scanning for more security – The finger print scanner will be synchronous with Android Pay.
With the help of the feature, the Android pay will become more secure. Apps can be locked as well.