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

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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24 Comments

1. RadKrish

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

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

2. Biernot unregistered

Virgin Detected

3. Jevon5

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 15, 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

4. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

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

5. ihearlivepplz

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

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

7. FluffyBled unregistered

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

9. phonearenarocks

Posts: 604; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

4 years!!!!!!!!

18. FluffyBled unregistered

yea whatever :P ... lost count!

12. TyrionLannister unregistered

You must be really smart huh

22. _PHug_

Posts: 478; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

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

6. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

This is a marshmallow thing btw

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No. Its a TouchWiz thing.

8. Sdiq572

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

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

10. .KRATOS.

Posts: 436; Member since: Mar 15, 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

11. ammadtanveer

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Great News, Welcome Sammy :P

13. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

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

14. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

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

19. shaineql

Posts: 515; Member since: Apr 28, 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 .

15. oister85

Posts: 505; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Finally they to fix the keyboard lag on the phone.

21. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

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

16. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Hope Google add similar features to stock android.

17. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Glorious TouchWiz

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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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