It’s official at last – Android M is going to be named as Android Marshmallow. Google I/O 2015 saw the search giant giving a sneak peek into its next version of mobile operating system, Android M. It has now been made official that Google’s update for Android has a name: Marshmallow which is its mobile software for smartphones and is expected to release by fall.
Android M Facts
Being touted as Google’s extremely powerful release, Android Marshmallow is going to offer various platform improvements, focusing mainly on stability, battery life, user experience and speed. Major differences between Android Lollipop and Android Marshmallow are:
- Better Battery Life – With the help of a feature named Doze, Google tries to improvise battery life with Android Marshmallow. It will help phones last double the time than it used to by making apps and devices idle to an almost off state in the background.
- Biometric Security – In an effort to enhance security, the much needed system-wide biometric fingerprint will be provided by Android Marshmallow. The user can unlock devices with fingerprints and purchase apps on Google Play.
- USB Type-C – The brand new USB 3.1 Type C ports will be supported by Android Marshmallow. As of now, Chromebook is the only Google product that supports such a USB. A dedicated software will allow users to take advantage of it inside Android Marshmallow.
- Design – The Material Design can be seen in Android Marshmallow which is much more elegant and polished. Compared to Lollipop, it is fluid version and faster.
- Google Now on Tap – Google Now in Android Marshmallow shall generate contextual responses from data and offer integration within third party apps.
- Android Pay – Apple Pay might see its toughest competitor in Android Pay. Its support will be in-built in Android Marshmallow and users will be able to pay for Google Play apps and also purchase within third party apps.
The other changes
Apart from these, there have been some other developments as well that can make Android M the best OS till date. Google has also created a better impact with these small changes.
- App Permissions – Apps will now ask for permissions only when needed, making app installation more transparent.
- Volume Control – This operating system will see mute making a comeback and users will be able to control volume of every single app specifically.
- Verified App Linking – Android Marshmallow will reveal a new API which will allow app verification and after the user gives permission to a specific app to open, it will not bother the user repeatedly.