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Google Android 6.0

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91 Engadget Score
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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.

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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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Mobile / embedded OS
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Open
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91 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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phoenix07
Marshmallow was very good. I love Doze. I love all of it. Please don't close...read more
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