Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available, although at the moment only for Nexus 5, 6, 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player devices . The new update offers great improvements when compared to its predecessor Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. This means that all the devices that manage to update will see their performance increased, their battery life (especially thanks to the new Doze smart function ) and some important security bugs fixed.
It's going to be very easy to get the most out of Marshmallow . In addition, we can also use some tricks, which will allow us to enjoy its features in a simpler and faster way. For now, as we say, the only phones that can test all functions and capabilities are some models Nexus from Google . We have already shown you what to do in case you want to update to the new version of the platform with the factory images (without having to do it via OTA ). If you have already updated or are waiting for Marshmallow to arrive on your Android deviceTake a look at the list of tips to help you get the most out of your system.
Uninstall apps from the Start screen
Applications can now be uninstalled from the main screen itself or even from the application drawer. In the first case, you will only have to go to the top of the screen where two options are displayed: Remove / Uninstall. In the second case, App Info and Uninstall will be displayed . You just have to drag the application icon to the option you want.
Grant permissions to apps
In Marshmallow , users can deny specific permissions to applications and can manage them individually. To see individual permissions for applications, go to Settings> Applications . Within this tab the users will be able to give or not the permissions. There is also a list of permissions so that users can know which part of the system the application is accessing.
Activate developer options
This can be done in Settings> About phone by pressing the build number seven times. Activating the developer options is interesting for any user who wants to modify different system functions, as well as enabling or disabling some features that cannot be modified within the basic configuration.
Activate Google Now from the lock screen
This feature allows users to call their friends without having to look up their numbers in the phone book. Its use is very simple. Basically you have to say to say the name of the person you want to call and Google Now will do the rest. Say "Ok Google" when you are on the main screen of your device to activate voice input. Then you only have to say the search query. In addition, you can tell the phone what you want it to do, such as send a message, play a song or get an address.