Android Lollipop vs. Marshmallow

With Android’s newest operating system marshmallow or Android 6.0 out almost all Android devices in the market in 2016 will have this version of the Android. It will begin with the Nexus and then move on to the other devices.  Though Lollipop was a significant shift from its predecessor, Marshmallow is not that much of a shift. Nevertheless it is worthy to examine the changes and the new features of this version. In this article, Android Lollipop vs. Marshmallow an analysis of the latest features and improvements between the two has been made.

Android Lollipop vs. Marshmallow

1:  Battery Life:

The first change that has been analysed in Android Lollipop vs. Marshmallow is the betterment if battery life in Android marshmallow. The Doze feature enables your smart phone to go into a deep standby mode when not in use for long hours. This helps conserve battery up to twice the amount in Lollipop.

Android Lollipop vs. Marshmallow Battery Life

2: Google Now:

The second aspect that has been analysed in Android Lollipop vs. Marshmallow is the latest feature of Google Now. Google Now can scan on tap the data being viewed on screen and generate additional content on the same. For example if you are viewing a restaurant, it generates from the internet the phone number, menu, address and so on. This latest feature was unavailable in the earlier version and is very attractive.

Android Lollipop vs. Marshmallow Google Now

3: App Drawer:

The third change that has been analysed in Android Lollipop vs. Marshmallow is the app drawer. The app drawer has essential been the same through the various versions of Android. However this version brings in a significant change. The app drawer is no longer navigable horizontally but rather vertically. This helps navigate when there is a large collection of apps as they are arranged alphabetically and there is also a search bar to quickly locate the app. Additionally your most frequently used apps have been place right at the top for quicker access.

Android Lollipop vs. Marshmallow App Drawer

4: Internal Memory:

The fourth change that has been analysed in Android Lollipop vs. Marshmallow is the internal memory issues have been addressed. The biggest problems faced by most users were regarding the management of internal memory space and its shortage. With Android Marshmallow the SD card can be formatted and be used as internal memory.

Android Lollipop vs. Marshmallow Internal Memory

5: Google Pay:

The fifth change that has been analysed in Android Lollipop vs. Marshmallow is the increased security in Google Pay. Google Pay is more secure as marshmallow has introduced uniform fingerprint sensors.

Android Lollipop vs. Marshmallow Google Pay

Though the changes bought about are not as attention catching as Android Lollipop was, marshmallow has taken some steps to improve the Smartphone experience and is definitely worth the upgrade.

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Bill Schroder

Bill Schroder is a Beirut-based correspondent for The World Beast. He has reported from over a dozen countries in the Middle East for such publications. Follow: Tweets by @SchroderBill