12 Reasons you should Choose Android 6.0, Marshmallow over Lollipop

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is no doubt, the biggest thing happening in the android world at this moment. And, believe it or not, you are among the many android device users willing to upgrade to android 6.0 Marshmallow -did I just hear you deny that? Ok. It's a good thing you admit it.

Either that you are waiting for the arrival of one of the few android devices that are shipped with android 6.0 Marshmallow or that you are waiting for the official update to be pushed to your current android device, it is a good idea to know few of the reasons why your upgrade to android 6.0 Marshmallow is necessary.

1. SUPPORT FOR USB Type-C
USB Type-C is another type of USB system that essentially provides faster charging, faster data transfer, advanced multitasking (say, if you want charge your device and transfer Video files simultaneously).

Android devices now have the basic support for this new generation of USB types though, isn’t going to magically sprout a USB Type-C port as soon as Marshmallow arrives, but Google’s latest code update does provide native support for the next-generation connector standard.

2. ON TAP GOOGLE NOW
Google Now on Tap is considered the biggest new feature for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This new feature can be activated with a long-press on the Home button.
The Google Now on Tap is designed to understand context better than ever before. It is designed such that songs, movies, venues and the likes are automatically identified inside the current app and you can get a bunch of relevant links to the contents.

If there’s a place reference, for example you get navigation directions and a link to its Street View. In the case of movies, the links go to the IMDB app (if installed), YouTube, Wikipedia and so on are provided.

3. YOU HAVE MORE CONTROL ON YOUR PRIVACY
From the on-set, it is the idea of Google to ask Permissions for each installed application (during installation) once and for all.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow now gives you better idea of what’s going on and also let’s you, for example, give Facebook access to your camera but not your contacts and that, is also done as at when needed by each application installed on the phone.

4. BETTER AUDIO MANAGEMENT
In android 6.0 Marshmallow, you can clearly control alarm systems volumes independently unlike in the case of android 5.0 Lollipop which made some volume setting changes that were designed to be more flexible but just ended up being more confusing.

5. NATIVE FINGERPRINT SECURITY SYSTEM SUPPORT
Although, prior to the introduction of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, third-party manufacturers have been adding fingerprint sensors to their hardware for a while, Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the first Android OS that features fingerprint system in the core OS itself.
Of course, you can use the new feature to unlock your device, make payments in Android Pay, and perform a host of other functions.

Although, the fingerprint system actually rely on your actual hardware (phone) to offer a fingerprint sensor, it is evident that most future handsets will include such capabilities now that Google has seen fit to add support for it to Android.

6. ANDROID 6.0 Marshmallow Doze Feature Improves your Battery
This feature is close to Microsoft's sleep mode. It is the new battery management trick which puts your device into something close to airplane mode when you’re not using your device.

This feature is fully automated. Thus, your phone or tablet automatically senses when it’s not active and when it’s been stationary for a while, and this is when Doze swings into action.
It should be noted that there is no settings to enable or disable Doze feature.

7. BETTER TEXT SELECTION ACCURACY
This feature is not a major but it is a good one for those of you struggling with small screens. When you’re selecting text using Android Marshmallow, the OS automatically extends your selection to match whole words so that you spend less time trying to get exactly the right words or phrases you targeted on the screen.

8. BETTER MEMORY MANAGEMENT
With Android 6.0 Marshmallow, details of the state of your device’s memory are now added, where you get information about your battery stats and the likes.

9. VOICE CONTROLS AND FAVOURITE APPS ON SIGHT
The lock screen now gets a major change in Android Marshmallow
When you swipe left on android 6.0 Marshmallow, you now get access to the standard Google voice search instead of the dialer app. With this development, you can quickly look up the time in Lagos or the current relationship between Dollars and Naire rigth there on the lock screen.

10. ANDROID OS SYSTEM TUNERAlthough, this is an experimental feature and most android users may not bother much about it, but, it is a good idea to know it's there and how to access it than not.
To access the SYSTEM TUNER, pull down the Quick Settings pane (a two-finger swipe from the top), then press and hold the cog icon to activate the System UI Tuner.

11. STANDARD BACKUP UTILITY
In previous versions of Android OS, you were able to back up lots of important data, like wifi passwords and the likes. Also, apps like Gmail and Google Calendar keep everything in the cloud. Marshmallow gives developers the opportunity to add their own data to the mix, if they want to.

With this new feature, not only will all of your apps come back whenever you do a restore, but also, all of your app settings and preferences will be restored, too.

12. MOST USED APPS CAN NOW BE SHARED
Although, this is a minor development but it would eventually appear more useful on the long run. Android Marshmallow now has the ability to automatically understand the user and the apps you share with most often.
If you’re always posting links from the web to Twitter, then Twitter is the first app that’s going to appear in the pop-up the next time you intend to Share.

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