Good news for Samsung users as the Korean tech giant will soon give their flagship devices the Marshmallow Operating System (OS) update earlier than expected. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be distributed and should be available to Samsung ?sooner than last year? since the new OS isn?t as considerable as the previous Lollipop update, according to Neurogadget.
First batch of tests
As for the first test run of Samsung for one of their flagship devices, the Galaxy Note 4 units from Verizon Wireless are waiting for a test run for the new OS. Bench test for the Galaxy Note 4 will be conducted in November with Verizon ?leading the entire verification process? as to make sure that the Marshmallow upgrade will run smoothly for the whole production, shared by Neurogadget.
Key Android Marshmallow features
Some of the main features that are worth noticing in the new Marshmallow OS update is the new app permissions, which lets users give apps access to specific functions compared to giving apps access to all of it. Marshmallow also has the new Doze mode that helps users save more battery life, as well as an improved UI and security enhancements. As for Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S5, and Galaxy Note 4 devices, the updated OS will have what they call the Deep linking feature and support for fingerprint reader, posted by Neurogadget.
Features such as ?arranging quick toggles? and creating ?dark themes? which Android Marshmallow offers is a convenient aspect for the new OS, but it still doesn?t compare to other custom ROM?s in the market, shared by Android Authority. According to the website, ?Theming and changes to the core look of the OS are nothing new to the rooting community and it is time Google allows this deep customization in stock Android.?
Multi-window tasking, enabling apps to be opened simultaneously in one window, hasn?t been available to Android OS during the previous years but is now added in the Android M preview, although it is still in the experimental stage, posted by Android Authority. Even though it is convenient to any busy bee users, Android M users may still find it unappealing at ?can lead to a confusing experience,? especially for those who aren?t skilled with the feature.
Developers that are keen on trying on the new OS can get their hands on it by checking out the build from the official Google website. Users can also manually check for update by following these steps: Settings > About Phone > Check for updates.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update will soon be available (via OTA by January 2016) for the following Samsung units:
Galaxy S6 Edge
Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
Galaxy Note 4
Galaxy Note 5
Galaxy Note Edge
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