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Last night, at the Google I/O Conference, we got a first look at the next big Android update. Google detailed the new features that are going to be made available with Android Marshmallow.

We’ve already spoken about all the major announcements, we’re now bringing the spotlight to Android M. Are you wondering what sets it apart from Lollipop? Check out the list below.

Clearer Security Permissions

When you launch a newly downloaded app, do the permissions you’re ‘Accepting’ ever worry you? To make things simpler for users, Google has removed that step and instead you’re now going to be asked for a permission, when you choose to use a particular feature within an app. For example, if you’re using WhatsApp and you would like to send a picture directly from the chat box, a pop-up will appear requesting WhatsApp to access your camera.

So how this essentially helps you is that instead of hurriedly accepting the permissions on downloading an app, this way, you know exactly the functions a particular app has access to. This change is very similar to the way iOS handles their app permissions.

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Now on Tap

The company has taken Google Now one step further with ‘Now on Tap’. This feature is not just available with a single tap of a button, it can now be launched while you’re viewing a particular webpage or an app. For example, if you’re viewing a friend’s Facebook profile, you can use Now on Tap to find out more details about the person. It may then link you to the person’s Twitter and Instagram profile.

Another quick example, if you’re discussing a restaurant with a friend via chat, Now on Tap can give you details about the eatery. All in all, it can be launched to give context to anything you’re doing – without having to leave an app.

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‘Doze’ to Save your Battery

With the new feature ‘Doze’, Android gives your phone the ability to detect if the smartphone has been left unattended for a while. In which case, M will reduce the background activity, giving the phone longer battery life.

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Android Pay

At the conference Google also announced Android Pay. Like every other mobile payment system, it will enable Android users to simply and securely use their Android phones to pay in stores or for Android Pay partner apps. Google has taken this one step ahead, it has added useful fingerprint support which allows users to confirm a purchase with their fingerprint. The newly-added fingerprint support can also be used to unlock devices. The company promises  that it works consistently across a range of devices and sensors.

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This is only the first look at the latest version of Android. At the conference, Google stressed upon the fact that the company will continue to work on developing it further. Android M is expected to release later this year.

Easier to “Cut, Copy, Paste”

Google understands the number of time we need to copy and paste text from one tab to another. Hence it is going to be making our life easier by bringing the options right above the text we want to cut, instead of at the top of the screen. It may not seem like a major change, but it’s small features like these that combine to make our phone usage quick.

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  • Piyush Goyal

    wow marshmallow is here.. what is Xiaomi Mi India doing… pushing an os with kitkat and that too is only available as beta. :v
    selling this thing now -_-

  • Maaz Saif

    Not that much. But hope so that this version of Android runs smooth not like this version of Lollipop coz it sucks

  • Firoz Hasan

    Apna der shw ROM kothi

  • smile53

    I like Google Now on a Tap feature, looking for more in the final version.

  • VishalMaheshwari


  • Rajarshi


  • Md.Latiful Hoque Lipu

    Md Hasan Rubel

  • Bharat Rawlani

    M = Muffins

  • Sabir Vuzzel

    M=Milkshake U0001f602U0001f602U0001f602U0001f602

  • Sibin Emz

    Does it runs Smoothly in nexus 7 Tegra Tab.

  • 007Selva001

    iGyaan m U0001f49eU0001f49eU0001f49eU0001f49e

  • Suresh Reddy


  • Siam Hasan

    Yes@ mk thats true because google kept it secret and android M meaning published soon

  • Kamal Sarwara

    This shine look like Maruti

  • Dharun MK

    They Kept It secret

  • Dharun MK

    I see it in live stream …… Today also event going to happen at night in india anybody wants to know how to see live stream reply me anyone can see it live

  • Parth Panchal

    .M- Moti chur laddoo

  • Keyur Bhesania


  • Sanu Bodhak

    Rip nexus 4 they will not get the update

  • Prathamesh Rane


  • Romesh

    new blog theme is awesome

  • HapPy Boy Prince


  • Akash Srivastav
  • Jay Johar

    It looks like maruti Suzuki logo

  • ????? ????? ???


  • Raja Ghosh

    M = Milkshake

  • Ben Harison

    lol no it is only for the devices which already have a finger print scanner in them

  • Abdul Samad

    Android M = MUFFIN

  • Abdul Samad

    It could be “MUFFIN”

  • Anuj Jaiswar


  • Sidhvin Sid

    Motion chur ladu

  • Vimal Chaunkaria
  • Vimal Chaunkaria

    Android M – Mojo Jojo

  • Abhishëk Choudhäry


  • Subha Mondal

    M=Milk shak, 6.0

  • Hasan Tasawar Kiani

    Will finger print scanner work on nexus 5

  • Ratul Gupta

    Android M might be milkshake, see the watch of one of the I/O speakers, it was sporting a milkshake logo. :P

  • Prajjwal Agarwal

    if android K can be kitkat and L can be Lolipop. then M could be Mentos.

  • Prajjwal Agarwal

    android mentos

  • Mahesh Singh


  • Yash Nahata

    M = maaU0001f602U0001f602U0001f602

  • Yash Srivastava

    Ashish Mahaur

  • Leo Andrew Aldea

    Neal P. Alfonso

  • Akanksha Singh

    Marshmallow :P

  • Farzan Lelinwalla

    Rishii :D

  • Anupal Das

    M = Marijuana :D

  • Dhairyadev Arora

    No, its not marshmallow. It’s highly possible that it is MNC, it’s fill form I’ve forgotten.

  • Raman Singh

    M maane MilkshakeU0001f601U0001f601

  • Sk Jakib

    Maruti Suzuki? :/

  • Priyanshu Gupta

    Most probably Marshmallow

  • Siam Hasan

    Thanks@Adnan ahmed

  • Adnan Ahmed

    Mango (?) :P

  • iMukeshB

    iGyaan iBall Slide i701 Windows 8.1 Tablet unboxing:
    An 5000INR (80$) WINDOWS TABLET.

  • Siam Hasan

    What is the meaning of M ? Please any one tell me?

  • Akshat Gulati

    Ankur Katyal