The operating system Android Marshmallow will be available to quite a few Samsung devices which were released this year and the last. The list of smartphones and phablets that will receive the update was officially announced by the South Korean company as follows: Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S6 Duos, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Tab A and Galaxy Note 4 Duos.
As with any other upcoming updates on the tech market, rumours have surfaced that seem pretty plausible in which the newest devices that Samsung is releasing (which would be Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5) will also have the Android M OS.
Let’s continue with some features of the new operating system and what it has to offer for the devices.
The settings of the phone will have a brand new sub-category which is called ‘App Permission’. This little feature comes in handy when you do not agree with all the functions that the apps usually like to access. An example would be some apps desire to access your Contacts list. With the App Permission settings you will easily remove any application’s access to your Contacts list, location and more.
Most people get a different app for something that Android M will just do for you: the operating system will track the apps that tend to overuse your internal memory and will help you get rid of that extra usage that is not helping your device in the performance department.
You know how the Samsung Galaxy S6 has a fingerprint locking system that makes you jealous? Or is that just me? Anyhow, if you are in the same situation, you will be pleased to find out that Android Marshmallow brings that system to all the devices mentioned above. The fingerprint can also be used to just enter your phone’s accounts (like Google accounts) without writing a password.
As most of you know, backing up your data is the most important thing to do on a smartphone/phablet. The information can be easily lost in all kind of ways, so the backup is just great with retrieving the most important information you had. This OS automatically backs up your data on your Google account’s Drive (25 MB being the maximum memory the OS can back up for each app on your device).
A great feature of the new operating system is that it has the Doze mode feature included, which will help your battery life. It will stop any background activity of apps (for example, location is working even when you are not using your phone and apps like Whatsapp will use it constantly). The Doze mode is a very impressive update from the Android Lollipop which also has its battery saving mode, but not as effective.