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Google Android 6.0

91
Engadget
Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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While this isn't as a huge cosmetic overhaul as last year's big update, Android 6.0 Marshmallow does a great job addressing Lollipop's foibles. More importantly, Google is really flexing its contextual smarts with the addition of features like Now on Tap, and an improved version of permissions gives users a better understanding of what their apps are trying to do. Thanks to a nice dose of visual polish, too, we're left with a must-install update -- here's hoping OEMs deliver it sooner than later.

Pros
  • Now on Tap is handy, has great potential
  • Improved search and voice commands
  • New permissions give users more control
  • Flex Storage blurs the line between internal, external storage
Cons
  • It'll be a while before everyone gets it
  • Now on Tap sometimes swings and misses
  • Permissions can seem intrusive
  • Where did that dark mode go?
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Scores

Engadget

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User Reviews

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Marshmallow was very good. I love Doze. I love all of it. Please don't close...read more
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Average Critic Score

Openness

80
 

Ease of use

82
 

Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)

82
 

Configurability

80
 

Speed

83
 

How It Stacks Up

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Critic

53
 

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48
 
73

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73
 

Critic

73
 

User

76
 
91

Engadget

91
 

Critic

83
 

User

77
 

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53
 

User

48
 
73

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73
 

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73
 

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76
 
91

Engadget

91
 

Critic

83
 

User

77
 

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