What’s new in Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

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Android Marshmallow 6.0 vs Android  lollipop 5.1

In the battle of the Mobile Operating System Android and iOS is up top and no one can even get close. The new iOS 10 has some major upgrades but the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow has something to that iOS don’t have. It’s debatable which OS is the best, it really depends on who is using it and what is it you are doing with your phone in the daily basis. Marshmallow

In this article below by gottabemobile.com they have discussed the difference between Android 6.0 and Android 5.1. The article is great and we have it down below.


Back in October of 2015 Google officially released Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it’s latest version of Android. Over the past six months multiple users have received updates, and more are coming soon. Users can see all the changes and learn about what’s new in our Android 6.0 vs Android 5.1 walk through below.  This is a comparison of Android 5.1 Lollipop vs Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6. Then, in December a quick update arrived to Android 6.0.1 with even more features.

This Android 6.0 Marshmallow walk through will show off many of the new features and changes Google has implemented into Android M in comparison to Android 5.1 Lollipop from 2014. With Android 6.0 the focus was on polishing Lollipop and improving performance and battery life, not changing everything. As a result most of the changes are hidden under the surface, and not very visual, so things may look very similar at first glance. That said, there are tons of exciting new features users will want to know about.

Google released the Android 5.1 Lollipop update in May, which fixed many of the problems and bugs from the first launch of Lollipop. Then with Android 6.0 Marshmallow they added an array of new features, fingerprint support, better control over how our phones can be used, Google Now on Tap, battery saving tools or optimization and much more. This is an all-new operating system, even if it only looks marginally different than Lollipop.

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The Marshmallow came out last year but it had some very little bugs but that was quickly fixed by google. The phone they are comparing is Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 by Google. Below they discussed about the visual changes of the OS from Android 5.1 to Android 6.


Users will notice some visual changes to animations and effects, the lockscreen, homescreen, notification pulldown bar, volume controls, tons of new permission controls, a revamped application launcher and Google Now menu, to name a few. However, it’s behind the scenes where things really took off. Permission and security controls, fingerprint support, Doze for nearly 30% improvements to battery life, automatic app and data backups, and so many things we won’t be able to list them all.

With Android 5.0 Lollipop Google completely changed how Android looked compared to KitKat. Above is a quick comparison showing users what changed in 2014-15, and below is a big slideshow detailing exactly what to expect from Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as continues to arrive on more and more Android smartphones or tablets.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is a free software update for all eligible Android smartphones and tablets, starting with Google’s own Nexus lineup. In the future we’ll see updates from Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC, Huawei and tons of other manufacturers. Many cover stock Android with their own interface, but most of the changes mentioned and compared below will still be included. Not to mention most manufacturers have pushed out Marshmallow already, and more will arrive throughout 2016.


The new Android 6.0 is completely buffed up from its previous version. As mentioned above, there are a lot of new things that they did not state it all. The biggest I think is the batterly life, I know all of us wants to use our phone all day so the new Android 6.0 has improved the battery life for up to 30%. 

Below is the the hands-on video of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.


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To begin Android 6.0 Marshmallow rolled out to the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, 2013 Nexus 7, Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player. Then eventually others, LG devices, Motorola, and Samsung’s after the new year. The video below is an early look at Android 6.0 M from May, and many things have changed since, but it still gives users an idea of what to expect once Android 6.0 updates arrive if it hasn’t yet.


Below is the graphic user interface comparison of the previous version of Android and the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Please click next to go to next slide.

Android 5.1 vs Android 6.0: Lockscreen


The middle unlocks into the phone, the right side unlocks right to the camera for quick access to instantly take photos, and on the left we have a microphone. This doesn’t unlock your phone, and instead fires up Google Now voice controls. This can be used to make a call, ask for directions, “go to gottabemobile.com” and any other voice command. Some of this won’t be on devices from Samsung, LG, HTC and others.

You can still use this to make calls, just say, “Call Mom” rather than going into the dialer and finding her.

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