Hello Friends today i share with you something about new Android version
LATEST RELEASE- October 5, 2015
Android 6.0 “Marshmallow is the latest version of the Android mobile operating system, released in October 2015.
Marshmallow primarily focuses on improving the overall user experience and brings a few features such as: a redesigned permission model in which applications are no longer automatically granted all of their specified permissions at installation time; the Doze power scheme for extended battery life when a device is not actively being used; and native support for fingerprint recognition
A new “Assist” API allows information from a currently-opened app, including text and a screenshot of the current screen, to be sent to a designated “assistant” application for analysis and processing. This system is used by the Google Search app feature “Google Now on Tap”, which allows users to perform searches within the context of information currently being displayed by holding the “Home” button or using a voice command. The search generates on-screen cards overlaid onto the app, which display information, Suggestions, and actions related to the content “Direct Share” allows Share menus to display combinations of contacts and an associated app to be displayed, as opposed to selecting an app and then choosing a target within the app itself
When inserting a new SD card or secondary storage into an Android device, users are now prompted to designate it as either “Portable” or “Secondary” storage. “Portable” maintains the default behavior of previous Android versions, treating the media as a secondary store that can be used for storage of user files. When designated as “Internal” storage, the media is “adopted” by Android as the primary storage device, and is reformatted with an encrypted ext 4 file system. Existing data (including applications and “private” data folders) are migrated to the external storage. However, apps and operating system functions will not function properly if the adopted storage device is removed; if user loses access to the SD card, the adopted storage can be “forgotten”, which makes the data permanently inaccessible.
Android Marshmallow introduces a redesigned application permission model: there are now only eight permission categories, and applications are no longer automatically granted all of their specified permissions at installation time. An opt-in system is now used, in which users are prompted to grant or deny individual permissions (such as the ability to access the camera or microphone) to an application when they are needed for the first time. Applications remember the grants, which can be revoked by the user at any time. The new permission model will be used only by applications compiled for Marshmallow using its software development kit (SDK), and all other applications will continue to use the previous permission model. While still allowing the user to revoke the grants at any time
Marshmallow introduces a new power management scheme known as “Doze”; when running on battery power, a device will enter a low-power state if it is inactive and not being physically handled. In this state, network connectivity and background processing is restricted, and only “high-priority” notifications are processed
Android Marshmallow provides native support for fingerprint recognition on supported devices via a standard API, allowing third-party applications to implement fingerprint-based authentication. Fingerprints can be used for unlocking devices and authenticating Play Store and Android Pay purchases. Android Marshmallow supports USB Type-C, including the ability to instruct devices to charge another device over USB. Marshmallow also introduces “verified links” that can be configured to open directly in their specified application without further user prompts User data for apps targeting Marshmallow can be automatically backed up to Google Drive over Wi-Fi. Each application receives up to 25 MB of storage, which is separate from a user’s Google Drive storage allotment