Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Get Important New Android 6 Update

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- Feb 26, 2016 at 08:00 AM
On 15th February this month, Samsung has announced that it has started to release the latest Android update i.e., Marshmallow to Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Let us look on what the new update will offer from Google...

Now on Tap – press and hold the home button and Google will provide information which is contextually relevant to what is on screen at the time. So, emails that mention a venue, say, Empire Building, it will offer ratings, location and other information automatically.

Doze and App Standby – as the S6 and S6 Edge don’t have the best battery life when compared to other phones, it is good to doze your phone and allow it to sleep when it’s not in use, so that you can better conserve the power. It’s really designed to keep the phone running as long as possible when it’s not being used at all. It only enters this mode if it’s not being moved around, turned on and isn’t connected to a power outlet.

Better security – Now an app designed for Android 6 will ask you about permissions only when you open it. So Twitter will ask for access to your photos and location while WhatsApp will ask for contacts, camera, photos and microphone. This should help people understand what an app is doing, and you can revoke these permissions at any time.

Fingerprint app sign-in – you can now use your fingerprint scanner to sign-in to apps.

More edge panels – Samsung only used to offer two customization edge panels, one for contacts and one for apps. Users will now have access to nine such panels to tweak as they wish.

Well, it’s a nice update that should give people a lot of reasons to hang on to their existing phones. Other Galaxy phones, like the S6 Edge+ and Note 5 will get the update too shortly.