Google announced Android 6.0 Marshmallow (or Android M) update in October this year that has come up with a lot of new features and enhancements.
Besides major features like Now on Tap, USB Type-C and Doze, the Android M also offers a number of small but useful tweaks. Here we’ve selected some of these features you should try.
1. Android Pay
Android Pay allows you to simply and safely pay with their NFC-enabled Android devices to more than one million stores across the United States. You can add set up this feature just by adding your credit and debit cards information. You even do not need to open the app to pay and it can be done just by unlocking the phone and holding it close to a contactless terminal.
You card details stay highly safe when you use this feature as the merchant not gets your actual card number but a virtual account number. Once you are paid, the merchant sends you transaction details.
2. System UI Tuner
The System UI Tuner allows you to add the percentage of their device’s battery to the system tray. It also lets you tweak with other status bar icons including the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth so your device only displays the information you want to see.
3. Personalized Lock Screen Message
As the name indicates, this feature allows you to add a word or a little phrase or sentence to your Phone which appears time and date on the screen when the device is locked.
4. OS-Level Support for Fingerprint Scanners
Android Marshmallow also offers support for fingerprint scanners to the users. This marks the first time that Google has introduced system-level support for this feature in Android. This allows you to unlock your phone with your fingerprint and authorize your payments.
5. App Permissions
Before Marshmallow, the users had to give access their files, contacts or other information while installing an app. However, In Android M, the process of permissions has been completely revamped and it enables you to allow or deny access to the app. Also, you won’t be asked to access to all of your permission at once while installing the app and the process has been moved to when you run it for the first time.
The developers also have no need to ask for all permissions at once and they can choose to ask them when is needed by the app. In this way, the users can understand why they are asked to give access to their information.