The Android update Marshmallow is here and it’s time to take a look at the update from our point of view. Google’s OS has always offered something unique with each update. Now, what’s there in Marshmallow?
Android Update Marshmallow
Google has come a long way from its first step into the Android world. It has eaten its way (no pun intended) through 6 different Android versions with 9 different subcategories. From the beginning, Cupcake, which was version 1.5, sweetened our lives so that we could advance as a technically sound race. Then came Donut 1.6, and added some sprinkles to the mixture.
The second version saw Éclair, Froyo and Gingerbread as 2.0, 2.2 and 2.3 respectively. Honeycomb was the next addition and was dubbed Android 3.0. The Android took a leap and jumped to 4.0 directly and luckily they landed on Ice Cream Sandwich. When things got too cold, they added color with Jelly Bean for 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3. With a little crunch in 4.4, Kitkat began and lastly they took a bit of a licking with Lollipop in 5.0.
And finally the Android version 6.0 brings the new soft features of Android Marshmallow that pretty much have created a lot of hype over the past weeks. The question remains of whether they will be able to live up to that created hype. The answer is probably yes as they have done so in the past on many occasions.
What’s the Big Change?
But exactly what made Google leapfrog over 5.0 and land on 6.0 directly? Was it because they thought it was time for change or was it because the users found issues with the 5.0’s like lagging, battery problems, Wi-Fi problems, crashes and some other major dilemmas? This “skipping” effect is not rare in the smartphone world as we saw Windows do it recently and went from Windows 8 to Windows 10.
The real reason is unknown but what is known is that Marshmallow is out coming to a phone near you soon. Android Marshmallow brings a few more features that its predecessor which could be a major talking point for the users around the world. Some of the features will include Android Pay which will make it easier for users to purchase apps or make in-app purchases, fingerprint sensor support for those phones that have it, a superior cut, copy and paste for browsing, DOZE, which is a feature that boosts the battery, support for a Type C USB and quite a few more.
As we have seen, each version gets better with every update but with the fail of the previous version, will people get used to what Marshmallow has to offer? We will just have to wait and see.
There was a rumor about renaming the Android versions just once a year with all the major upgrades included which would grab the attention of the users even further instead of a random update with minor tweaks. A yearly upgrade would give users a chance to get used to one version for a while before changing to the next.
Whatever the decision of Google, its followers will remain behind the company no matter what. So, let’s wait and see what the future of Marshmallow has to offer and what the next update will be.