Samsung's Android Marshmallow update brings new browser and Cross App split-screen mode for chats
posted by Daniel P. / Feb 17, 2016, 3:26 AM
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.
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We (LG users) call it as Dual window and we have this thing for last 2 years in our phones :)
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 3:33 AM 5
Samsung galaxy S3 users can claim to be the first to get that feature! and that's about 3 years ago!
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 4:09 AM 21
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interesting..... hope someone backports this browser for older droids.
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 5:04 AM 0
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Finally they to fix the keyboard lag on the phone.
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 5:18 AM 0
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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 Feb 17, 2016, 8:23 AM 4
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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.
posted on Feb 18, 2016, 9:15 AM 0
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