Google’s new mobile operating system has been revealed and its name is Android Marshmallow. Google is notoriously known for naming their operating systems based on the names of treats. We had Lollipop, KitKat and Jelly Bean, so the world was a little bit curious as to how the new “Android M” was going to be named.
Jamal Eason, the Android product manager hinted at the new operating system on the Android Developers Blog making a funny, yet very accurate statement.
“Whether you like them straight out of the bag, roasted to a golden brown exterior with a molten center, or in fluff form, who doesn’t like marshmallows? We definitely like them!”
The statement was well-timed, coinciding with the release of Google’s latest phone operating system, which also includes the Android 6.0 software development kit. And to make things even sweeter, the developers can also publish their newly designed apps for Marshmallow on Google Play.
Marshmallow was first announced on the 28th of May 2015 and the public launch is expected to occur somewhere in the third quarter of 2015. So we are still going to be kept waiting for a little while longer, but the good news is that it is almost here.
As expected, Google is promoting Android Marshmallow as “the most powerful Android release yet”, bringing a good number of improvements. However, the majority of them will be “behind the stage” software improvements, which will not be exactly “visible to the naked eye”.
Doze is one such example. Doze is a new feature that takes notice of your phone’s motion sensor inactivity. If the sensor is doing its job, it will leave it alone, but if not, it is going to shut down the background activity, giving your phone more battery life and giving you a way better experience.
But this is not everything that Google does for your battery: it has also enabled support for a brand new shiny type of USB, soon to be known as USB-C, which Google declared that is going to charge phones three to five times faster. You will be able to plug your USB-C either way around, so you can say goodbye to your darkest “I can’t see how to plug it” moments.
All in all, the new operating system seems to bring a good number of benefits to the table and looks like it wants to make its users a lot more comfortable. The only drawback that we can properly identify is the fact that it is not out yet, so we hope that we will get it as soon as possible.
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