Spring at Google I / O 2015 was announced a new version of Android, and the fifth in October stable version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow became available for the first device, among which were 5 Nexus, Nexus 6, Nexus July 2013, 9 and Nexus Nexus Player. Today, we describe in detail about the new operating system as an example for Google Nexus 5.
After you upgrade the operating system the first thing that catches the eye is the new animation download smartphone using the new logo of the company Google.
The initial setting of the smartphone has not changed. All the same, as in the Lollipop.
Before acquaintance with the interface should clarify one point. In the role of the shell used by Google Start. Yes, it’s all the same application that we remember from previous versions of Android. So many healthy question arises, why do I have to wait (want) to upgrade to 6.0, if I’m on my old Nexus 4 have the same interface as on the new devices. It so happened that most of the changes are hidden inside and they are at first glance is not noticeable. This is what we describe in the article.
Let’s start with changes to unlock the device. Now, the lower left icon is responsible for the launch of Google Now, instead of “dialer” as the last version of the operating system. Yes, and now you need to pull the icons literally out of the corner, it’s not as convenient as before. Change the font of the widget hours, but if you do not look closely, the changes are hardly visible.
Desktop and all remained unchanged. New Google logo and color microphone introduced along with a new version of Google Start. The only innovation – is the ability to remove applications from the desktop, not just a label as previously.
Change the orientation of the scroll menu application also relates to Google Home. Previously we looked through the tables to the application right to left, it is now upwards. Will always remain at the top of the search string applications, under which will be the four most frequently used applications. The order of application is simple – first those applications that start at the numbers, and then all in alphabetical order. The first language is the system, and then English. If you click on the scroll slider located at the left side, you will stand out, and the first letters of the application on each of them.
By the way, vertical scrolling menu of applications Google shows us in times of Android 1.X – 2.X . But nothing to do with the present version does not.
Search for applications is literally lightning. It is for those who have the device stores a plurality of programs and games. You do not have to look carefully flipping and need an application, and simply enter the first letter, and it has already been found.
There was a change in the animation. Now, after clicking on the screen as it opens the application of it. While hiding the application, it goes down. When you go to the application from the Task Manager, it opens up. All the animation is very smooth even on the Nexus 5.
Back back separate volume for multimedia, alarm clock and a bell, and the normal mode “Do Not Disturb».
A bit of processed function “Copy paste “. It contains an interpreter, which can replace the text translated, of course, if you have Google Translator. Now, when moving the cursor to the right words are as a whole, and if necessary to allocate part of the word, it needs to move the cursor to the left. Thanks to this select text has become easier and more convenient.
Google Now on Tap
Thanks to the Google Now on Tap has become possible to search for a particular application. In practice, this is a very useful thing.
Now you can search for information directly to a Web page, in the music player, twitter, messages, mail, and many other applications. This requires a few seconds to hold down the home button, and Google Now on Tap will analyze the contents of the screen. It is important to remember that the analyzes only the information that is in the active area of the screen. Analysis itself is very fast, even though dependent on the speed of your Internet connection.
Let’s look at an example search Google Now on Tap while listening to music in the player smartphone. In summary, we get a reference to the song in YouTube, Google Search, images, and links to the artist on YouTube and popular social networks. As a result, this is a very handy feature. It will fly in the ointment is not available if your phone is in Russian. But with English everything works fine even recognizes Cyrillic fine. We hope that in the near future there will be support for other languages.
The standard Android interface has only the necessary settings. Now the situation has changed a bit. On the new settings are described later.
If the setting item “Applications” click on the gear, then we get in the “Configure the application”. Here we find a lot of interesting things. The most interesting points are the “Permit Application” and “Links in applications”.
Let’s start with the “RESOLUTION applications.” In this section we determine which application to give access to SMS, calendar, camera, contacts, location, microphone, underware sensors, memory, and other functions of the phone. Now when you install the app from Google Play does not have to agree to all the conditions in one fell swoop. Everything will take place gradually. When you first try to access the data on the device will be an inquiry and then we can allow or disallow.
The item “shortcut in” allows you to adjust the opening of applications supported by the links.
If you return to the main table settings, there appeared another interesting point – “Storage and USB-drive.” In this section you can see the use of internal and external drives, be it a microSD memory card or flash drive is connected by OTG. Finally, Google added a built-in file manager, but he could only move, delete and share files, but it has at least something.
In “Battery” and there have been changes.
The usage statistics after a full charge is displayed not only at work, but also in the design flow mAh.
Now you can configure the application so that it conserves. The so-called Mode Doze. Currently, almost all the default application set to save, except service Google Play, make them impossible to save battery. Doze mode is necessary to increase the battery life of the phone in sleep mode. That is what many who are missing, as is often the case that during the night goes to 20% charge. Now the Nexus 5 is settled quietly in the discharge of 1-2% per night. You do not need to turn off Wi-Fi or does include airplane. Magic, and only.
RAM now has its own menu item – “Memory”. It appeared evaluation of available memory, the total amount of memory, the average utilization rate (percentage), free memory, and analysis memory usage applications.
Analysis of output in the last 3 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours and 1 day. Sorting applications at the average amount of memory used. When entering the application we receive additional information about the frequency of use of the application, the maximum amount of used memory and system processes which hides the application.
Present and hidden settings – «System UI Tuner». To activate them, you need a couple of seconds to keep the gear in the curtain. In the words of greeting: «System UI Tuner will allow Android devices to configure to your liking. In the future, this is an experimental feature may change, break or disappear. ” What is interesting. The first menu item is called “Quick Settings.” It changes the location of the labels in the curtain. In the next section, “Status Bar” you can activate or deactivate the notification of the application shown. And perhaps one of the most necessary items – “Show the battery level in percentage».
When it comes to hardware changes that are now Android 6.0 Marshmallow supports USB 3.1 Type-C, the transmission rate of which may up to 10 Gbit / s, and a fingerprint scanner. And here is a new camera interface is available only on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow – this is the real work on the bugs. Despite what looks almost nothing has changed – everything was much better. The smoothness of the interface became simply unmatched, the same Nexus 5 at Lollipop Marshmallow and feels like two different phone. Autonomy has also increased, especially in sleep mode. There bun in the form of Google Now on Tap, which is very quickly get used to, as well as statistics on the use of memory and the ability to customize the application permissions. Yes, it was not without a spoon of tar. This time it was the battery zhruschey Wi-Fi. But despite this, even the old man Nexus 5 could safely work 4 hours per day with the active screen, which is a significant increase in autonomy. So it happened that a minimum of external differences, and in fact, the new operating system is a «must have».