The newest Android operating system, Android Marshmallow, is finally here. A lot of mobile phone manufacturers have already built mobile phones that come with the Android Marshmallow along with it.
I wrote this article because I want to share with you the things I like about the new Android mobile phone operating system. I’ve personally tried Android Marshmallow and I have to say that Google outdid themselves with this update.
So, without further ado, here are the top things I love about the new Android Marshmallow:
- Uninstall Apps Right from the Home Screen- Before, you can only uninstall the apps by going to the Settings menu and digging through a list of other options before you can do some uninstalling. That is not a really good thing at all as it is time-consuming. In Android Marshmallow, however, uninstalling apps has become easier than ever before. All you need to do to uninstall an app is by putting an app on your Home screen, press and hold it for a few seconds and an Uninstall option should pop up at the top right side of the screen. Just tap that and say goodbye to that particular app you want uninstalled.
- Fingerprint Scanner App integration- Most mobile phones nowadays come with a handy fingerprint scanner. This thing allows you to add an extra layer of security to your mobile phone. But, in Android Marshmallow, you can do a lot more with it. In the new Android operating system, you can now integrate certain apps to work with your phone’s fingerprint scanner. Using Google Pay, for example, you can use the option to utilize your phone’s fingerprint scanner instead of inputting special passwords. This is to make sure that only you can avail of the feature and no one else. This is especially handy for when you have services that make use of real money (such as the aforementioned Google Pay).
- More intuitive RAM Manager- In previous versions of Android, you can see your recently installed, running, and disabled apps. But with the new Android Marshmallow, you will now have a dedicated RAM manager that lists all of your apps and their actual RAM usage. This will help you get a lead on the apps that are sucking most of your phone’s battery.
- Turn your phone’s flashlight using Google Now- There is a cool nifty feature that is present in Android Marshmallow and that is using Google Now to activate your phone’s built-in flashlight. All you have to say is “Ok Google, turn on Flashlight” and your phone’s light will turn on shortly after saying that phrase. Do not that you do not need any third party apps installed on your mobile phone for this to work.
- Limit User Access- Let’s face it; it is not only you who wants to tinker with your mobile phone. Your family and friends have the uncanny knack to invade your phone in a heartbeat. To limit what they can use (or see) on your phone, just head on to Settings>Users>Restricted Profile. Then, just tap the features you want to restrict from unauthorized access.
These are the top things that I love about the new Android operating system. If you have a mobile phone that runs on Android Marshmallow, be sure to try these features out.