You will want to understand those things that Marshmallow can offer you, whether you have ordered for a Nexus 6P or you are waiting patiently for Android version 6.0 to reach your Galaxy S6. Discussed below are some functions you can perform in Android Marshmallow that you will be unable to perform in Lollipop.

1. Get Google Now on tap

You need to obtain Google Now on Tap because it is the prevalent new feature that can be set in motion with a long press on the Home button. It is intended to know context better than ever before. Therefore, venues, movies, songs, and lots more are identified automatically within the current app and you get a lot of related links as well.

2. Manage permissions more easily

In case of granular and transparent app permissions, it was palpable that iOS had it right, and Android Marshmallow discloses a lot, for the reason that it now has a very similar system. Permissions are requested for as and when they are required, instead of all at the same time during installation.

All you need to do to check which apps have what permissions and edit them is to visit Settings; click Apps, cog icon and finally choose App permissions.

3. Select text more accurately

The OS mechanically extends your selection to go with entire words, making you spend little time fiddling about trying to get exactly the right phrases or words highlighted on the screen, when you are choosing text using Android Marshmallow.

You can then drag the blue handles back from the front or end of your selection, if you still require character-by-character selection— but you will go a whole word at a time, as you drag them out. It is ideal for sharing a gripping turn of phrase that you have come across somewhere on the web.

4. Monitor device memory usage

Google has been providing users more information on battery usage, local usage, and so on, in latest versions of its mobile OS. Details of the state of the memory of your device are also added with Android Marshmallow. Click on the Memory entry in the Settings app to see things on offer.

You can see which of the apps is hogging the biggest slice of your system resources, and checking up on average memory use as a whole—the utility allows you to analyze the statistics for the last 3, 6, 12 or 24 hours. The new feature will most likely be of most use whenever you are troubleshooting problems.

5. Manage volumes more intuitively

There are some volume setting changes made by Lollipop that were intended to be more supple but just ended up being puzzling. It is much clearer in Marshmallow. To enter the quiet mode, put the volume to zero together with the hardware buttons and click on the down arrow to independently regulate all the device volumes.

On the other hand, if you want to switch between Priority Mode, alarms only, and complete silence from Lollipop, click on the Do not disturb button on the quick settings panel. You can still allow certain contacts, apps, and events to make an audible alert on your device as before while the volume is down –  Sound & notification in Settings.


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Android is a mobile operating system (OS) currently developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.