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Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to Nexus phones and tablets next week

Discussion in 'Mobile Apps & Developers News' started by M0YAL, Sep 29, 2015.

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    Google announced the official rollout of Android 6.0 Marshmallow – there aren't any new features but soon a lot more people will get it (so far it was only available as a developer preview).

    Starting next week, the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 phones plus the Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 9 tablets will start receiving the new Android version.

    Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 10 will not receive the update.

    As a reminder of the new features, Google really stepped up the new voice assistant game. Google Now on Tap is a full-blown digital assistant and can answer questions and understand natural language questions. Third-party app developers can tap into that too.

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    Further, there are granular permissions, native support for fingerprint readers to help with Android Pay and Play Store payments, Doze (which improves standby battery life on the Nexus 6 by 30%). Notifications are less intrusive since you can swipe them up to hide them without dismissing them.
     
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