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.
14 October 2015 177By Jerry HildenbrandAndroid 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 80By Jerry HildenbrandThere 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.
27 October 2016 157By Jerry HildenbrandGoogle's Nexus and Pixel phones are great for a variety of reasons, not the least of which being the ability to manually update the software on them when Google releases it. If you don't want to wait for an over-the-air update, this is how you manually flash it.
04 August 2016 157By Alex DobieThe Note 7 runs Android 6.0.1 out of the box — which, for the time being, is still the latest stable version of the OS. But even without Nougat, Note owners aren't missing out on that much.
07 July 2016 13By Jared DiPaneThe Honor 5X is now receiving its Marshmallow update which also brings EMUI 4.0 to the phone. You should receive a notification in the coming days to install the update on yours.
06 July 2016 44By Jared DiPaneAT&T has finally started pushing out the Marshmallow update to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. If you have yet to receive the notification of the update, you can head into your Settings to check manually for it.
27 June 2016 68By Jared DiPaneT-Mobile is finally pushing out Marshmallow for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The carrier's support page has yet to be updated with a full change log, but there are many reports of the update being available.