Android 6.0 Marshmallow Changelog - What's New?

Google released its new operating system Android 6.0 marshmallow for Nexus devices, but also smartphones from Samsung, Sony and LG are to benefit from the new software soon.

But what can Android 6.0 marshmallow ever new and better than its predecessor? We have summarized the most important changes in a short changelog:

General Changelog for Android 6.0 Marshmallow:


System UI Tuner: The UI Tuner System, it is possible customize the status bar

Rotating the home screen: Now you can finally turn the home screen of the smartphone. Practically, for example, when transferring the display via Chromecast.

Dark Design: The design of the Android interface can be switched to dark. In addition, the setting can be set that the design changes depending on the time of day.

New App Drawer: With the new app drawer the Apps can be arranged vertically. One may scroll through them from top to bottom. The last four used apps are displayed at the top.

Delete screenshots immediately: Screenshots can be deleted directly after recording

RAM test menu: You can see more easily, how much RAM is occupied by individual apps at the moment.

Use SD card as an internal memory: Smartphones with micro SD card slot can rejoice. In Android 6.0 Marshmallow the memory card can be formatted as an internal memory. Therefore Apps can be installed directly onto the memory card.

Memory management: Memory management has been presented more clearly from developer point of view ...

Improved battery performance: With a faster change into the stand-by or Deep Sleep the battery power should be able to be saved.

Application Permissions: Great deal if everything works as intended. With this option it is possible to withdraw individual apps rights thus only allow what you want yourself. This was previously only root smartphones reserved.

Wi-Fi Calling: This setting allows to make calls over the Wi-Fi network at home.

Fingerprint scanner: The fingerprint feature of your smartphone can now be used now directly by Android 6.0 marshmallow to authorize the user.

Android Pay: The new payment service from Google via NFC will be pre-integrated in Android 6.0 marshmallow.

Tap-to-Wake: by tapping the screen the smartphone can be awaken from the standby. Probably this feature will not be available for all smartphones.

Calculator only via the Play Store: The standard calculator is no longer pre-installed in Android 6.0 pre.

Google Now: By pressing and holding the Home button Google Now can be used anywhere, even in apps.

Automatic backup: Your data if desired, can be secured directly every 24 hours on Google Drive

These were the significant changes in Android marshmallow 6.0 in the standard version. Companies like Samsung, HTC, Sony etc. upgrade this setup with their own surfaces like TouchWiz, Sense, etc.

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