Marshmallow (Android 6.0) features


1) Android pay
By the launch of Samsung pay and apple pay, Google is launch its own mobile payment service it actually it is introduced back in 2010 with Android Gingerbread. Only it is compatible with phones running on Android KitKat and above, Through Android Pay will let you walk into stores and tap on an NFC terminal to pay for products.
The android pay process works by creating a virtual account number, which mean your actual number is not shared with retailer. This aims to process make more secure.

2) Google Now on Tap
Google now is the one of Android best features and it is going to get even better in Android M. Now you will be able to get useful related information on anything you have currently running on the phone screen. So if you are watching video on YouTube, simply hold down home button to find out more information about someone in the video. Another example is where on tap could be useful is getting restaurant suggestions when you’re talking about going for dinner in a text message conversation.
Other additional Google Now improvements include ability to say ”OK Google” wherever you are in Android operating system.

3) App permissions
Go to install an app in the Google Play store and you are met with long list of things the developer wants access to. To make its easier for users to keep track of what phone features can be accessed, permissions will now sit in specific categories likes, Location, Camera and Sensor.
Google used whatsapp already downloaded to a phone as an example if whatsapp the new feature. if it’s needs to use a microphone for a voice message, an app permission will appear prior to using the feature. If you grant access, you will then be able to make a call.
Additionally, if you want to have a better idea of what app permissions will granted, you will now be able modify permissions within the phone settings.

4) Standardised fingerprint support
Fingerprint technology is not really found on android phones, Google is opening the necessary APIs to allow developer to add fingerprint support to any app. That improved biometric authentication will also be extended to android pay to authorise payments, making it work a lot like apple pay.

5) Doze
In a bid to hopefully give your battery life a boost, Android Marshmallow is introducing a feature that called Doze which recognise when the Android device is in a rested state to help conserve power. Google says it is tested with a Nexus 9 and claims it can helps to make battery life last two times longer in standby mode by using an fewer background service. If you are worried about missing out on alarms and incoming instant messages, Doze will still allow those notifications and modes to be activated.

6) Direct Share and Floating Toolbar
Direct Share can learn who you can share content with frequently from different apps and turn the process into the press of single button. With the floating toolbar, it will also improve the way you can copy and paste content from web pages or documents etc.

7) Simplified volume controls
The redesigned volume controls in lollipop were not universally loved and google has listened. Its tidier and now also includes the ability to individually monitor audio from anything making sounds, whether that music or alarms etc.

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