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Samsung's Android Marshmallow update brings new browser and Cross App split-screen mode for chats

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Samsung's Android Marshmallow update brings new browser and Cross App split-screen mode for chats
Back in December, we got a tip depicting a new Android update roadmap for Samsung devices that moved the Note 5 from the previously rumored Q4 2015 update queue for Marshmallow, to Q1 2016. Our source mentioned at the time that the Galaxy S6 and Note 5 had their Android 6.0 Marshmallow software in testing, and the official rollout was scheduled to begin this quarter. Fast forward to today, and Samsung has indeed announced that it started seeding Android Marshmallow to the unlocked S6 gang worldwide, with carrier models to follow.

Now, Samsung has posted more details about new features that the update will bring. Apart from the standard fare that comes with Android 6.0, like the power-saving Doze mode, the granular permission grants, or adjusting the video sound speeds, Samsung has updated the looks of its interface, too. The notification bar area, which is arguably the biggest eyesore of TouchWiz, that has now received a white theme, and the beta testers report how the whole interface, as well as the keyboard, have become faster and more responsive.

That's not all there is to it, though, and the update seems to have been worth the wait, as the company announced it is now providing a brand new Samsung Internet 4.0 browser, and a very helpful Cross App multi-window mode for your chat sessions. Check out the juicy details below, and dream of those delicious s'mores.


source: Samsung

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posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:33 5

1. RadKrish (Posts: 18; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


We (LG users) call it as Dual window and we have this thing for last 2 years in our phones :)

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:45 18

2. Biernot (unregistered)


Virgin Detected

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:53 35

3. Jevon5 (Posts: 51; Member since: 15 Feb 2016)


We have it too (Note 5) but now we get it for dedicated for just the messenger app. BTW most multitasking features originated on samsung devices then LG comes and copies

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:55 28

4. joevsyou (Posts: 813; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


lol this multi window has been in Samsung phones for a while now lol, they are just adding even more possibilities

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:55 37

5. ihearlivepplz (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)


2 years? Even the S3 has dual window. This is an update to the split-screen multitasking functions.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:09 21

7. FluffyBled (Posts: 515; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Samsung galaxy S3 users can claim to be the first to get that feature! and that's about 3 years ago!

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:20 23

9. phonearenarocks (Posts: 373; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


4 years!!!!!!!!

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 06:46 4

18. FluffyBled (Posts: 515; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


yea whatever :P ... lost count!

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:28 15

12. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


You must be really smart huh

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 07:57

22. _PHug_ (Posts: 444; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


That's funny.
He doesn't know that LG copied all their features from Samsung.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:59

6. bur60 (Posts: 848; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


This is a marshmallow thing btw

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 09:14

23. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


No. Its a TouchWiz thing.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:19

8. Sdiq572 (Posts: 36; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


Ooh is that the s7 edge the third device? See it has a smaller screen than the Note5. Am i right?

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:22

10. .KRATOS. (Posts: 317; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


When this marshmallow gonna hit worldwide they said they released it worldwide but none has confirmed yet as to me in the middle east area still haven't received anything also

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:27 1

11. ammadtanveer (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


Great News, Welcome Sammy :P

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:56 2

13. volcano (Posts: 348; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


for the first time i like what i see from samsung software

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 05:04

14. villagerguyz (Posts: 93; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


interesting..... hope someone backports this browser for older droids.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 07:16 1

19. shaineql (Posts: 357; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Samsung will release Browser V4 to almost all of their Lolipop devices in next 2-3 months .
They wrote this in Google Play Store , in app description .

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 05:18

15. oister85 (Posts: 493; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Finally they to fix the keyboard lag on the phone.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 13:21

21. joevsyou (Posts: 813; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


i have zero lag on my s6 keyboard... 5 months of use and i am shocked. The s5 was plagued with lag

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 05:52

16. jove39 (Posts: 1859; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Hope Google add similar features to stock android.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 06:08 2

17. Lycan155 (Posts: 254; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


Glorious TouchWiz

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:23 4

20. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3017; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Yet another example of awesome features you get with TouchWiz. All this impatient crying about getting it right after stock android (which google used a whole year to make and test) is released are just unrealistic and delusional...Unless google get's it's act together and makes a stable build of Android available to OEMs 2 or more months before it's publicly available, there will always be a delay when it comes to significantly feature-packed skins like touchwiz.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 09:15

24. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Looks like a fairly useful concept.

I've been using the ability to slide photos and videos from the gallery into a message using splitscreen and into email as well and that works great, so this is a nice improvement.

Glad too its not a rumor, but a direct confirmation from the manufacturer.

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