The latest update to the Android operating system is called 6.0 Marshmallow, and it is ready to get rolled out to mobile devices in the near future.
It follows on from last year’s Lollipop is going to get pre-installed on the next Nexus devices first of all. This means that it will be loaded onto the Nexus 5X and 6P before any other phone or tablet.
Nexus owners are also likely to be the first to be able to upgrade existing Android devices as well, with owners of other devices having to wait before finding out when they will be able to upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. So what is the new operating system all about?
Now on Tap
Among the features worth looking at, you will find Now on Tap. This is a useful way of finding more about what is on your screen. You do this with a long press on the home button, causing a white line to go round the outside of the screen. It will then bring up results related to what you have been doing, watch or listening to. Early feedback suggests that this feature is still a bit hit and miss but it does have great potential.
Better search and voice options, more control for the user and Flex Storage are among the other changes that are likely to catch your eye when you get your hands on 6.0 Marshmallow on your Android device.
Overall, it isn’t a huge change to the operating system but there are enough new bits and pieces in there to keep you happy if you like to see changes now and then.
Do you look forward to new Android releases or would you be happy to just keep the same version forever?