The latest generation of Android follows along nicely with the sweet-flavored names of the past, this time dubbed Marshmallow. This version promises to follow in the Material Design footsteps created by its predecessor and focuses on even greater polish for the entire platform.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow exists on a multitude of devices, with more carriers & devices receiving updates in the near future. The biggest features in this version are small things people will appreciate every day, like individual app permissions, native support for fingerprint sensors, and granular context features for Google Now. We're also seeing developers do more with Chrome, better app-to-app communication, and new power management features.
reforged, refined, and oh so fluffy
10 October 2015
The latest version of Android is all about refining the massive visual overhauls of Lollipop, and the end result is a cleaner, stronger Android for all.
Don't let the bedbugs bite
14 October 2015
Android Marshmallow has changes deep in the operating system that can allow your phone (or tablet) to get better battery life. We see this mentioned with every operating system update from every company that makes smart devices, but this time they mean it.
16 October 2015
There is a neat hidden menu on your new Android Marshmallow phone or tablet that gives you a bit of control over your status bar and its pull-down menus — the System UI Tuner. Let's have a look at how to enable it, and what you can do with it.
Get it now
17 May 2016
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S6 from AT&T, you'll want to check for updates as Marshmallow is now rolling out for it. The update weighs in at just under 1.5GB, so be sure to have your phone charged, and on a strong Wi-Fi connection before you start the download.