Top three (3) features of the latest android 6.0 Marshmallow
1. Google Now on Tap
‘Now on Tap’ is the latest feature addition to Google Now, and it makes the feature smarter. This means allows you to use Google’s virtual assistant irrespective of where you are or what you’re doing on your device. All you need do is hold down the home button and “Now” appears from the bottom of the screen. The is to offer the user contextual information based on what you are doing.
Currently, on Android, users are forced to accept all permissions that an application asks for during installation. The trend changes with Android Marshmallow. Here, users can now choose to deny a specific permission for an app while approving others and still manage to install and use the app as they normally would.
You can also change the permissions you want to deny or allow later on. For instance while downloading an update for an app with added features.
3. Android Pay
Google is introducing Android Pay as a direct competitor to the likes of Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. Google Pay gives users a virtual account number, and thus protects your actual number from falling into wrong hands. Users use their phone’s NFC capability to make a transaction simply by tapping their phone onto a supporting terminal.
The service is claimed to be able to work with over 700,000 retailers in USA and that it’s compatible with existing debit and credit cards. Google is also allowing developers to integrate Android Pay into their own applications for easier and faster payments.