A Sweet History Of Android - From Cupcake to Marshmallow
After a few weeks of rumours and speculation, we are happy to announce that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will start hitting existing Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9 and Player devices early next week. For other devices, however, you're going to have to wait until late 2015/early 2016 for the highly aniticipated latest Android iteration.
Android Marshmallow: what to expect
- Improved volume controls – a drop-down menu will allow you to change the ringer, alarm and media volume independently
- Android Pay – simply unlock and place your device on a contactless payment terminal
- Fingerprint support – as well as being able to unlock your device and pay for media from the Play Store, the fingerprint scanning technology will be open to developers to use in their own apps
- Voice controls - improved voice controls that will allow app developers to build the tech into their own apps
- Google Doze – using motion detection to help battery life, Doze will put your device in a deeper sleep when it hasn’t moved for an extended period
- USB-C Support – As a new type of connector, USB-C will charge three to five times faster than its standard micro USB counterparts
- Now On Tap – As an enhancement to Google Now, Now On Tap allows users to access information anywhere on their device, no matter what they are doing
- Vertical App Drawer – vertical scrolling will make finding apps easier
If you hadn't noticed, we're big fans of Android here at Mobile Madhouse, which is why we continue to update our Sweet History of Android infograhpic when a new OS is released. So without further ado, from Cupcake to Marshmallow, he's our visual depiction of Android's sweet, sweet history.