The name game for the next generation of Android OS (what is android ?) had come to an end, as Google named it officially. According to the policies of Google, all their versions of the Android operating system have been allocating the name of the sweets (Cup Cake, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat and Lollipop) and hence Android M is also anticipated in the same series.
Most closely, the Muffin, Marshmallow and the Malai Burfi are the strong names among the contestant for the Android M. Yes, coming to the point, finally, Google Android Developers named Marshmallow for its next generation Android OS. Now you can call Android M or Android Marshmallow for the Android 6.0 SDK. Interestingly, the final version of the Android M 6.0 official SDK developer preview was also released.
New API Level 23 for Android Marshmallow
After the official launch of the Android M 6.0 SDK final developer preview, Product Manager, Jamal Eason wrote on its blog post stating that, “Today with the final Developer Preview update, we’re introducing the official Android 6.0 SDK and opening Google Play for publishing your apps that target the new API level 23 in Android Marshmallow”.
The Google Play Store is ready to accept the apps which are made through the new API 23 developer console. It is also stated that, the Google play store will be installed and updated according to the new permission model for the API 23 Level.
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Jamal Eason further explains that, “Classes for detecting and parsing bar codes are available in the com.google.android.gms.vision.barcode namespace. The BarcodeDetector class is the main workhorse — processing Frame objects to return a SparseArray<Barcode> types”.
New Features Of Android M Marshmallow
As every new version of the Android OS has been released, there will be new possibilities made available with it. According to that rule, the latest version Android M (Marshmallow) 6.0 was also enabled with plenty of new platforms support and to name a few, fingerprint scanner and Doze Power saving mode. It’s also featured with new permission models for the upcoming Android Apps (both install & update process). It is very important to note that, user are allowed to disable any of their privacy breach permissions included within the app (permissions), either at the time of installation or during the update process categorically.
Custom Chrome Tabs
User can now enjoy the new way of browsing experience with the Android Marshmallow OS, through the Custom Chrome Tabs. Yes, you can browse your interested content within the app (space), without switching to the background browser, technically. Everything you like to know about the app will be browsed within the app and it is possible through custom chrome tabs. It is located just at the top of the app and comes in a single tap over it.
App Linking Feature
With the help of the app linking feature, you have the option of experiencing the specific link within the app or the browser as well. Just for saying an example, if you are having a Twitter link on your Gmail, when you tap over the link, the Android M OS will ask you, whether the link has to open in the browser or with the Twitter app indeed.
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As stated earlier, along with the backward support, the fingerprint scanner is also enabled with the Android M Marshmallow. This feature makes sure you enjoy the Android Pay Transaction, unlocking Android device, also supports the Play Store Purchases.
Doze Power Management
The Smart power management is offered with the Android M Marshmallow in the name of Doze. Interestingly, the motion detector sensor with the Smartphone has been utilized much and hence, once there is no motion with the mobile, the system shuts down some of its background processes to save the power. Also, the next level of charging the mobile battery with a USB Type C is supported by the Android M by default.
There are several other mesmerizing features are also enabled with the Android M for the benefits of the users at its best. Perhaps, there is no official information is made available about the exact launching of the Android M OS and releasing respective updates to the existing Smartphones. Most probably, several flagship mobiles along with the Android One Smartphones could be the first to taste the Android M Marshmallow. Let’s wait and taste the Marshmallow OS at its best.