These are the best 6 Android 6.0 Marshmallow features to look forward to

These are the best 6 Android 6.0 Marshmallow features to look forward to
As Fall 2015 draws near and Google is getting ready to launch Android 6.0 Marshmallow, there are a number of new features that Google will equip its next-gen version of the Android OS with. 

Back in June at the Google I/O conference, Google shared details on a number of upcoming features, and since then, even more have been discovered in the preview versions of the OS. But as with all new OS versions, only a slim number will turn out to significantly impact the overall experience. In this article, we'll talk about the 6 best Android 6.0 Marshmallow features to look forward to.

Back in late 2014, Android 5.0 Lollipop, the last major Android update, brought a lot of changes to the design side of the operating system, with the star of the show being the new Material Design principles that Google has started using and has invited app devs to implement as well. In the meantime, Google launched another Lollipop version this past Spring, but Android 5.1 was only a minor update focused on squashing bugs that got introduced with the original Lolipop version. In some ways, Android 5.1 Lollipop was the slimmest Android update in the history of the OS. Android 6.0 Marshmallow, on the other hand, is shaping up to be a major update, one that's aimed to improve the Android experience by bringing new functions, not by making things look pretty.

With this in mind, let's take the time to discuss the best 6 Android 6.0 Marshmallow features to look forward to:


FEATURED VIDEO

35 Comments

2. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

This on a new 5ish inch nexus will be the perfect phone. Considering its made by LG and will have the LG G4 camera

38. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

not a fan of the 808 though... I was all for the nexus 5 2015 but.... an 808?

3. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

I'm only looking forward to Doze and being able to actually store apps on my SD card. Everything else is eh. Also just because Google is giving 6.0 a standardized fingerprint support feature, that doesn't mean all phones will have them.

20. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I'm not crazy about the fingerprint support actually.

22. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I guess it's there if you need it.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Forget the features. I just hope Marshmallow actually works *cough*lollipop*cough.

7. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

I was going to write that I don't necessarily want Marshmallow on my Samsung S4 because Lollipop works so well. The most stable version of Android I've ever run. The new permissions feature would be nice though.

9. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

*cough*TROLL*cough*

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

How? Lollipop seriously had a really bad start. No one can deny how bad the memory leak issue was.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Plan on explaining what part of my comment was trolling or are just spewing bs?

25. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The part where you only posted it to get a rise out of people.

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Do I need to provide proof or are you ready to stop while you're ahead?

31. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

*cough* iOS 8 *cough*

37. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

"iOS 8 cough" at least had hotfixes since launch, I still have people calling in about bad L90 updates that only have one release on the carrier so far and it hasn't fixed the issue. Or the G3 issue that lasted 4 months....or or or... Samsung surprisingly has been better at the updates

33. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Oxymoron, only the known Apple Troll insisted its bad while Android user just happily move along with whatever version we own. Why don't you guy pay more attention to iOS 8 bugs? Android bugs leave it to Google, OEM and their users.

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Here's a crying towel to dry up the salty tears.

12. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

Mxytroll is correct. The sooner Lollipop goes the better, it's not been one of Androids better versions for sure.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're ignorant but yes Kitkat was a far more stable build.

34. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

KitKat and lollipop share the same code base. You are a typical Apple Troll that think retina screen is a tech jargon, ignorable and confused.

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're talking out your rear end if you think lollipop wasn't the worst Android release to date.

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Android Pay isn't a Marshmallow feature only. The new version of Google Play services already had AP in it and is available for Lollipop as well. I'm also very interested in better battery management and security updates through Google Play services.

13. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Am I the only one that doesn't give a crap about permissions? I don't care. I don't download questionable apps ever.

14. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Nope. I couldn't care less either. It's the people sideloading Miranda and such or the Libertarians who like to pretend they are in control of their "private data" .

15. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Whoops - Mikandi not Miranda

18. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I care because if I want to install something simple like a volume control widget why should I have to agree to let it look at contacts, photos and location? I would like the option to turn those off.

16. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

N bring on some changes to the notifications like reply to some one directly from the notification banner while doing something else like watching YouTube etc...

17. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

The only thing I really like on this list is to simplified volume controls. App permissions will be nice too.

19. Mizraab

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

1. individual apps permissons 2. Dose 3. Individual apps sound settings Finallyyy

21. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Samsung as already won the war on mobile payments

26. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

I am excited about Doze. Hopefully my Galaxy Alpha gets the 6.0 update.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.