Samsung's 2014 flagship model Galaxy S5 has finally started receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. As of now, the Galaxy S5 smartphone with the model number SM-G900L are currently getting the software update.
With this Android update, it brings stability improvements, speed optimizations, as well as several bug fixes. If you didn't receive the OTA notifications, the user can manually check it by going into the settings and software update option.
Anyhow, there is no information about the software roll out on the global front. Initially, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow was announced at the Google I/O on May 28th last year as Android M and later officially launched as Marshmallow on August 17th.
App Permissions: One of the biggest features to the Android platform is selective app permission. Google has increased user control of app permission with the release of Android Marshmallow. This features will let users to pick and choose which permission will an app have during installation.
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.
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.
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.
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.