Are you excited about Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

Are you excited about Android 6.0 Marshmallow?
With a little over 24 hours left until Google is expected to get up on a stage and announce the widely rumored new Nexus phones, it's fair to say that our attention has been focused on the upcoming hardware. From what we know already, both devices ought to be worthy of your consideration come the holiday season. But what we suspect fewer people realize, is that the official roll-out of Android 6.0 Marshmallow is also about to begin.

Word on the street is that Google will initiate the over-the-air process as early as October 5th, starting with the 2014 Nexus 5 and Nexus 6. The two new Nexi — the 5X and 6P — will have the new goods loaded out of the box. Assuming similar speeds in delivering the new software to other, non-Google devices, we should start seeing Marshmallow on a select few devices by the end of the year.


Despite being labeled as a major update, however, our reading of the community on Marshmallow is that folks aren't exactly ecstatic about the prospect of getting the upgrade. We won't try to sway you before you vote, of course, but you can skim through some of the key improvements packed within. Do you reckon these are enough to get excited about? Or are you unimpressed with this year's update?

Are you excited about Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

Definitely excited
55.46%
Lukewarm feelings 'bout it
27.31%
Nope, not excited
17.23%

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50 Comments

1. Amiafanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 27, 2015

I hate lollipop , hence the excitement is huge !!

5. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Aesthetically not too far from lollipop. It is the under the hood improvements that I mainly look forward to

35. Shubham412302

Posts: 545; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I dont hate it that much but many people i know who updated to lollipop wanted to roll back to kitkat

36. Finalflash

Posts: 4061; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They changed far too much under the hood in Lollipop. That the problem with overhauls though, the other option is to Apple it and take half a decade.

2. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

NOPE. NOT EXCITED !

3. AlikMalix unregistered

YES! Bring on App Permissions and proper background tasking management!...

27. vincelongman

Posts: 5579; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Background tasking management has been in dev settings for ages With 6.0 its now automatic/smart App Permissions was here since 4.3, but Google hid the official settings in 4.4, third party apps could access it without root Definitely something that should have been added years ago Also bring plenty of other things stock Android has been lacking e.g. Battery percentage (like App Permissions, but 4.4) Custom quick setting management Automatic low power mode (Doze) Automatic Do not disturb Official Fingerprint API But I'm also disappointed somethings aren't going finished in time again e.g. Automatic day/night themes Multi window

28. AlikMalix unregistered

I would love a dark theme/night theme on iOS. Currently Apple maps, iBooks, and few other apps does it automatically and it looks and works spectacular. I can change it manually (from day to night) by asking Siri, but I don't know where the setting is within the menus. They should implement that thoughout UI.

31. vincelongman

Posts: 5579; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I believe only Google's Clock, Play Books and Maps have night mode Settings had it in M Preview 1, but it been hidden since M Preview 2 Settings was the only one updated to support automatic night mode Many third party apps have night mode, but not many are automatic Clock's night mode is different, its my fav implement, it changes every hour or so I'd love if more apps had that

34. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

I am 'excited' App permissions are coming to Android stock now. I am curious how fast developers will update their apps to work with the new permission model. Of course you can still prohibit older apps, but they might crash or show erratic behavior if they don't use the updated apis.

37. Finalflash

Posts: 4061; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

A lot of apps will break because of this update but that may be a blessing. It will destroy the garbage ones for sure because they were either being shady or the developer was lazy.

38. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

I agree. Most of my apps are from either mayor devs who certainly will update their apps or devs who are known to update their app on a regular basis. So personally I'm not worried. Mainly because I have tested them on Preview 3 and so far no real issues

4. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Well we know bobbybuster is for sure

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Zombie are not capable of feeling excitement.

6. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1189; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

excited

7. .KRATOS.

Posts: 436; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I'm counting on battery improvement n better ram management

8. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Apart from hopefully being a bit smoother it makes little difference to me since I'll just be looking at whatever Touchwiz UI Samsung decides to bog down Android with.

9. monoke

Posts: 1113; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

same ol shiet so nope.

10. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Frankly speaking, world doesn't care what posters here complain about. And in reality, there is nothing much that M will do. 1. App permissions - I already have that through AppOps. There are other options also available like Amplify etc., 2. Doze-like apps are already available in Play store. Does the same thing. Also you could say Greenify also does exact same stuff. These are the 2 main features and I already was using some alternatives before being available in M. Good, but nothing too exciting for me.

47. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I don't mind apps, but right now our system is dealing with a huge call volume because some recent apps have stopped sms from going through. At some point, apps become useless as they are integrated into the OS.

11. SnakєBoyVincentLiu unregistered

No way! Got my rose gold iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to play with :)

20. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Lol..

25. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

so you bought both the 6s and 6s plus? and if so, why?

29. SnakєBoyVincentLiu unregistered

Because they are the two best phones you can buy. Two iPhones are better than one iPhone :). Better than any lagdroids and windows phonies.

32. phonearenarocks

Posts: 604; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

That is the most stupid explanation I have ever seen. Looks like the battery backup of iPhone is so f**kin bad that you need second phone to use when first's battery is dead.

39. sissy246

Posts: 6888; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Incase you didn't see my other post to you SnakєBoyVincentLiu , go look up lagging iphones on YouTube and watch the videos.

48. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I like taking apple calls...why is my storage so low, why do I need iTunes, why cant I do this, why why why. As much as I defend apples ecosystem (sad), it is far from perfect. None are, I rather be a windows phonie than a ishep and brokedroid

12. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

well, Lollipop have not been what is supposed to..battery hogger and lots of problems with RAM and other stuff..can`t wait to get Marshmallow

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Not at all. The App drawer ruins it. Good thing that the App drawer is usually the one thing that isn't updated on older models.

15. FrenchGuy

Posts: 134; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

In two words: Nova Launcher

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