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October 5th, 2015    

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Released This Week

Android have announced that the highly anticipated 6.0 Marshmallow update will be released this week.  The software was first announced at the end of May and has since been in the testing stage to ensure that it’s ready for users.

The new update will not have as much of a visual change as the previous Lollipop version. Instead it will focus on giving users better stability and experiences when using their mobile devices.

Marshmallow will have many useful features including Doze, which is a programme used to save battery power. The programme will shut down any processes which haven’t been used in a while, in order to extend the life of the phone’s battery.

There will also be another feature available with the update which will give users full control over their data usage for apps. Users will soon be able to approve or deny permissions for apps like Google and Facebook, which sometimes ask for access to your location and other personal details.

‘Now on Tap’ is another feature of the Marshmallow update which people are looking forward to. By holding down the Home button, users will be able to find related content, such as contact details and directions, for whatever they are looking at on the screen.

As many people expected, the Marshmallow update will roll out to Nexus handsets and tablets first, before releasing it to other models at a later date.

At the moment, it is unclear whether Android users will be able to access all of these features or whether some will be exclusive to Nexus handsets.

The number of people accessing the internet via mobile devices is increasing each day. Android and other service providers will need to carry on improving their software if they want to ensure that people continue purchasing their products .This means that Marshmallow will be just one of the many updates that will be hitting our screens in the future!

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