Google Android 6.0

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

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow review: All about polish and power

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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Model

Key Specs

Type
Mobile / embedded OS
Source model
Open

Type

Type
Mobile / embedded OS

Interface

Graphical interface
yes
Command line interface
no

Source

Source model
Open