Few days back Google had officially announced the two new Nexus devices, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The new update comes with new features and improvements over the previous version of Android Lollipop. As always Nexus devices are the first set of devices getting the latest update.
Today, Google has mentioned that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is being rolled out for Nexus users.
Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player will get an over the air software update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. While the roll out will happen in phases and will depend on the carrier, it will be available for download and manual install.
Some of the new features in Android 6.0:
- Now on Tap — a feature unique to Android Marshmallow which stays on task alongside you, instantly pulling up relevant info and helping you get more done.
- Improved Battery Life: Two new features have been added to Marshmallow to improve battery. Doze is the first feature which recognizes when your device is idle and automatically goes into a deep sleep state to conserve power. The other new battery-conserving feature is called App Standby. This puts your seldom used apps into a reduced activity state to conserve battery for the apps you use more frequently.
- Privacy- Android Marshmallow gives you the ability to customize and control which capabilities you give apps. With the new app permissions model, you pick and choose which permissions to grant apps at the time of use.
- Finger print- For fingerprint sensor enabled devices, Android Marshmallow gives you a new way to protect your device. On Marshmallow, your fingerprint is the gatekeeper to unlocking your device, authorizing transactions in the Google Play Store, signing into 3rd party apps, and zipping through checkout with Android Pay.
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