A slightly dramatic headline, admittedly, but accurate. You see, Android 6.0 and above uses new systems from Google to help extend battery life: ‘Doze’, which restricts what apps can do in the background when a phone is stationary and unused, and ‘App Standby’, which does much the same thing but is based on how long it is since you last used a particular application. In either case, certain applications can be accidentally affected – but here’s how to keep them chugging along.
With the first few Developer Preview of Android M (a.k.a Marshmallow), Google offered a Dark mode option for the OS. However, the feature was missing from the final release of the OS. Many presumed that the feature was not ready and would be making its way to the next release of the OS.
Security scares are everywhere in 2016, both on the desktop and on mobile. But how worried should you be as an Android user? In short, not very – but that doesn’t mean you should relax completely, I still have some hard hitting advice to impart and some settings that I’d strongly advise are in place. Read on and (hopefully) be reassured….
The latest flavour of Android from Google, Marshmallow 6.0, has broken new grounds as it is running on 10.1% of all Android devices according to the latest distribution numbers released by the company.
Google has officially released the latest Android distribution report, for a testing period of seven days ending on May 2.
Own a OnePlus One? Well, the Cyanogen OS 13 update based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow for your handset is now live. Initially, the rollout is being done randomly, with a wider rollout planned by the end of the week.
Motorola has rolled out its latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Moto G Turbo Edition in India, just a month after it went on sale. The update weighs in at just over 450MB, and it brings a whole host of new features and welcome improvements.
There are quite a few advantages of owning a Nexus device. Beside featuring an easily unlockable bootloader, Nexus devices are also developer friendly. This means that plenty of custom ROMs, kernels and other mods are available for them within a couple of months of their launch. While for other devices, custom ROMs only start popping up a few months after their availability.
After the buggy mess that Lollipop was, Google has done a pretty good job in squashing bugs and improving the core user experience in Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, like every new version of Android, Marshmallow also comes with its own fair share of issues particularly related to Wi-Fi.