Android 6.0 Marshmallow rolling out next week

Google has confirmed that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will start rolling out next week.

The company revealed it would be available as an update for the Nexus 5, 6, 7, and 9.

It’s also the launch OS for both the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.

Google first unveiled Android 6.0 Marshmallow at its annual I/O developer conference earlier this year.

The new software was revealed to bring a number of big upgrades to the platform.

One key revelation was Google Now on Tap, which is a way for Android’s virtual assistant to provide contextual information based on what’s currently running on your device.

For instance, if you’re watching a YouTube video, you can hold down on the home button to find out more information about someone in the video.

Google has also revamped app permissions, so you’re no longer met with a long list of things a developer wants access to when you install an app.

Instead, you’ll be prompted to enable specific features as and when the need arises.

For the battery conscious, Google developed ‘Doze’, a bid to improve the longevity of your charge cycles.

Marshmallow recognizes when your Android devices isn’t being used, and sticks it in a sleep state to conserve power.

According to Google, tests with the Nexus 9 resulted in a doubling of battery life in standby mode.

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Unfortunately, most phones won’t get Android 6.0 Marshmallow for a while, as Google’s software updates are notoriously prone to delays from manufacturer tweaks and carrier rollouts.

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