Android 6.0 Marshmallow is a version of Android that was announced at Google I/O 2015 as Android M. Its predecessor is Android 5.1 Lollipop, and its successor is Android 7.0 Nougat. As of May 2015, it is available to developers as a preview release and will be fully released in Quarter 3 of 2015.[4] At Google I/O, Sundar Pichai, Google's Vice President for Android, stated that "For [Android] M, we've gone back to the basics... We've really focused on polish and quality; we've literally solved thousands of bugs."[5] On August 17, a statue was unveiled that revealed the name to be Android Marshmallow.[6]


Jeotornet Edit

Apps will only prompt for permission when they want to do something with the permission. Permissions have been simplified and users can turn permissions on and off in the settings menu.[4][5]

Chrome Custom Tabs Edit

Apps can open a customizable Google Chrome window on top of their app instead of a webview.[4][5]

Doze Edit

Main article: Doze

Android devices can recognize when they have not been interacted with in a while and reduce background processes accordingly.[4][5]

Now on Tap Edit

Google Now is able to be called up with a long-press of the home button in any app. It can offer contextual information within the app and allow searches using contextual information.[7]

First devices Edit

The Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 will get the update for Android 6.0 Marshmallow on October 5, 2015.[8]

Other Features Edit

Other new features include:

  • Standardized fingerprint support[4][5]
  • Introduction of Android Pay[4][5]
  • Support for USB-C connectors[4][5]
  • Auto backup and restore for apps[4]
  • Refreshed app drawer and RAM manager[4]

References Edit

  1. Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Android. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  2. "Android Code Analysis". Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  3. "Licenses". Android Open Source Project. Open Handset Alliance. Retrieved September 9, 2012. "The preferred license for the Android Open Source Project is the Apache Software License, 2.0. ... Why Apache Software License? ... For userspace (that is, non-kernel) software, we do in fact prefer ASL2.0 (and similar licenses like BSD, MIT, etc.) over other licenses such as LGPL. Android is about freedom and choice. The purpose of Android is promote openness in the mobile world, but we don't believe it's possible to predict or dictate all the uses to which people will want to put our software. So, while we encourage everyone to make devices that are open and modifiable, we don't believe it is our place to force them to do so. Using LGPL libraries would often force them to do so."
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Gordon, Scott Adam. "Android M has arrived: here's what you need to know." AndroidPIT. Published 29 May 2015. Web. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Hardawar, Devindra. "Google debuts Android M, which is all about 'polish and quality'." Engadget.</nowiki> Published 28 May 2015. Web. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  6. Dipane, Jared. "Marshmallow is the official name for Android M." Android Central, 17 August 2015. Web. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  7. Amadeo, Ron. "Android M’s “Google Now on Tap” shows contextual info at the press of a button." ''Ars Technica.'' Published 28 May 2015. Web. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  8. Ivan. It will come very soon update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 Mobitel Ekspert. Published 25 September 2015. Web. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
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