7 things you can do in Android 6.0 that you couldn't do in Android 5.0


All Android updates usually bring major improvements. And if there is no innovation in the functionalities and design section, Google is already in charge of incorporating corrections - always necessary - in terms of security . But, Android 6.0 Marshmallow is a fairly powerful update and not because it innovates precisely in aesthetic terms, but because it introduces certain functional changes that will change your experience on board your Android device . Here are seven things you can do in Android 6.0 that you couldn't do in Android 5.0 .

1. Enjoy more information at the moment.

Google Now On Tap is one of the most important features of the new Android 6.0, which you will not find in Android 5.0 , where you could only enjoy Google Now simply, an assistant that provides you with information about things and places that may interest you at any time. With the new version of Android, the assistant becomes more intelligent , being able to provide you - in any corner of the phone - contextualized information. For example, if a site reference appears (for example, in a shared message), the system can provide you with navigation directions and a direct link to Street View , movie titles withdirect links to IMDB, YouTube or Wikipedia , etc.


2. Manage permissions more easily.

Instead of accepting all permissions at once, apps will now ask for your consent each time a feature needs to be used. It is a clearer way of being able to enjoy all the programs that you have installed on your computer and also, much safer, being able to choose if you want the Facebook application to access your camera and not your contacts or vice versa. And so with all the applications you have installed.

3. Set the volume quickly.

There is nothing more cumbersome than complex volume controls. When you need to lower the volume, you tend to do it in a rush to get into a meeting or just when the theater lights go out. Lollipop made some changes to make the volume controls more intuitive, but they did need some improvements. With Marshmallow everything is much simpler: just set the volume to zero to activate the silent mode and press the down arrow to adjust the volumes independently. All you need to do is press a single button on the quick settings panel to achieve total silence, only alarms or priority mode.

4. Save more battery.

The new version of Android includes a new project called Doze for battery management, capable of running the device practically in airplane mode. At a certain point, when you are not using the phone and it is locked, the system will activate this saving mode so that you can enjoy your battery for longer. All processes are reduced, but important messages and incoming calls are not disabled (unlike other energy saving modes seen above) .


5. Check memory consumption.

This is not the first time that Google has added information and statistics related to the use of certain smartphone functions to its versions of Android . But unlike Lollipop , for example, with Android 6.0 Marshmallow you will have the option to check memory consumption, see which applications are hogging more resources and check the statistics of the last 3, 6, 12 or 24 hours to improve your habits and team performance, in general.

6. Select text comfortably.

Sometimes with Android 5.0 Lollipop you want to select a certain portion of text, but there is no way to do it precisely. This is worse if you have very large fingers or a too small screen. With Android 6.0 the selection system improves , so that the selection is much more intuitive and you don't have to fight character by character to achieve your goal.

7. Keep your application preferences.

At the moment it is only available for developers, but it will surely be implemented soon. With the previous version, backups were more limited. Now, after a factory reset, you will be able to return your applications as if by magic, as well as all those preferences and customizations that you would have marked.

What do you think of all these improvements? Have you noticed differences from Android 5.0 to Android 6.0 Marshmllow ?