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Four key features of Android Marshmallow you must know

Four key features of Android Marshmallow you must know

Marshmallow has a new smart battery-saving mode called 'Doze' mode that will put the device into sleep when it's left unattended for a long time.

The company claims that the new version of Android software is designed to steer and document even more of its users' lives. (Photo: www.android.com) The company claims that the new version of Android software is designed to steer and document even more of its users' lives. (Photo: www.android.com)

Google on Tuesday (September 29, 2015) launched new devices including the updated version of Android operating system, Marshmallow. The company claims that the new version of Android software is designed to steer and document even more of its users' lives. Below are the key features you must know about the new OS:

  • Marshmallow features changes that will give more powers to Android's personal assistant, Google Now. It will enable users to order Google Now to scan whatever content might be on a mobile device's screen so it can present pertinent information about the topic of a text, a song, a video clip or an article.
  • It has introduced a new feature, called "Now on Tap," which will be activated by holding down the device's home button or speaking, "OK Google," into the microphone. That action will prompt Now on Tap to scan the screen in an attempt to figure out how to be the most helpful.
  • Apple's new operating system also has programmed the iPhone's Siri assistant to be more intuitive so it can anticipate what the user might want or need before being explicitly asked.
  • There is also a new smart battery-saving mode called 'Doze' mode that will put the device into sleep when it's left unattended for a long time.

(Inputs from AP and IANS)