Google has finally announced the 3rd and final preview of its next-gen Android operating system. Slated for release around this September, Marshmallow features several improvements over its predecessor, Android Lollipop.
According to Google's tradition, Marshmallow final built will run first on upcoming LG and Huawei made Google Nexus 5 (2015) and Nexus 6 (2015) before it is released for other models. Apart from the expected performance improvements, Marshmallow will feature several improvements over Lollipop.
Here are 6 key improvements among them:
Marshmallow will feature a search bar on the top of the app drawer to help you find any particular app faster than before. Revisiting the old school, Marshmallow will also bring back the scroll bar on the app drawer so that you can find all the apps on a single page by scrolling up or down. Well, that might inspire the Chinese players to bring back the app drawer in their upcoming smartphones.
Meet Doze, the new battery saver
The new OS will feature a power saving mode named Doze, which will help the system to consume less battery in idle and sleep modes. It will also terminate those apps causing unnecessary device wake-up.
More Controls in App Permission
Managing permissions for every individual is very complex in Lollipop, but it will change in Marshmallow. After the upgrade, you can control the number of permissions in a much easier manner. Thus you can save battery and make it secure than ever.
Smarter Google Now
Marshmallow will also come with an improved Google Now, which will be just a tap away. While Whatsapping someone, just tap on Google Now button and it will come up with useful information you might be looking for.
Clutter-free Status Bar
Managing the status bar icons is really complex in Lollipop as several icons remain active all the time, even if you don't use them frequently. In Marshmallow, you can remove any unnecessary icons from the status bar through System Tuner. Navigate to Settings>>About Phone and tap the about phone seven times. Then go to Developer Options.
Configure your Network Settings anytime
In Marshmallow, you can reset your entire network settings anytime you want to. The options will wipe out all your Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Mobile Data. The feature can be found in Settings>>Backup and Resets.