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The latest Android version 6.0 Marshmallow is finally here. The search engine giant, Google released the latest Android along with next-generation of Nexus smartphones: LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P.
Well, many are wondered when there smartphone will get the latest Android update. Google has announced the roll out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to old Nexus device and users have already starting getting OTA update. Thankfully, Samsung, Sony, Motorola and HTC has already announced their list of device that will be getting the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
As we all know Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes with some advanced features like new interface, fingerprint scanner, app permission and more making the smartphone experience even better. This post will give you an insight about the best and the worst features of the latest operating system. Have a look at the slider below to know more.
The Best: App Permission
One of the biggest features in the Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the app permission. Google has increased user control of app permission with its latest Android operating system. This features let users to pick and choose which permission will an app have during installation. In addition to that, users can also manage all their app permission in settings.
The Best: Now on Tap
Google announced a new feature called 'Now on Tap' for Google Now, which basically show contextual information by long pressing on the home button. This feature will offer contextual information based on what you are doing with just a click or by voice command.
The Best: Doze Mode
Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes with Doze mode, which is believed to make Android device smart in managing power. The new feature will track via motion detection whether the device is left unattended for a while, than Doze will limit background activity of apps with are consuming battery power.
The Best: RAM Manager
The new RAM manager offers more detail about the memory usage of the device. The RAM manager shows how much memory your apps are consuming. The manager also rate the most used app so that users can recognize the most memory consuming app and can get rid of them.
The Best: Auto Backup and Restore
Google also brings one of the most useful features for Android Marshmallow. The auto backup and restore for apps feature will get all apps backed up automatically to Google Drive. Google confirms that the automatic app backup will occur every 24 hours. This feature will allow users to signing into their Google account on new Android device or on a device after a factory reset to recover all their app and app settings.
The Worst: Battery Life
Battery life is the biggest concern in the Android smartphones, in the earlier version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the battery life was the major issue. Google claims that the latest Marshmallow will come with intelligent Doze mode, which will manager the power. But, with the extensive use of smartphone with Marshmallow, the battery life is not user expectable.
The Worst: Few Features Need New Hardware
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes with latest features like fingerprint scanner, support to USB Type-C and much more. If you want to uses these new features then you need to buy a new smartphone.
The Worst: Auto-Handling Apps
The Android uses a deep linking for apps without asking for user permission. For instance, in the older version of Android, if you have two different Twitter apps installed, and when you click a link to open twitter post on the Web or in any app, Android will ask which app to use. But in the Android Marshmallow, if the app is verified by Google as the Twitter app, then it will be used as default, regardless of you set preference and without your preference.
The Worst: Now on Tap
The Now on Tap is the latest features included in the Google Now. This features basically shows contextual information by long pressing on the home button. This feature offer information based on what you are doing with just a click or by voice command. But, the Now on Tap gives disruptive performance.
The Worst: No Changes In UI
Well, we expected that the new Android will come with latest UI changes, but there is absolutely no way that Lollipop and Marshmallow are apart, except a bunch of new wallpapers.