10 Things to Get Excited About in Android Marshmallow

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Better Battery Life

A smartphone is no good if it is out of juice. In a bid to extend battery life further via software, Marshmallow will be more aggressive than ever when it comes to power management. Specifically, a new "Doze" feature will utilize motion detection to note extended periods when devices are not in use. This will allow the platform to make an informed decision to enter into a much deeper sleep mode to further depress power consumption – but with no repercussions on normal usage.

The next major version of Android 6.0, Marshmallow, is expected to be announced this week, with the first smartphones that come preinstalled with it to be available shortly after.

While Google has announced that Marshmallow is an incremental update that focuses largely on bug features, it does offer some new capabilities and a number of tweaks that users will look forward to. We've listed 10 of the most compelling features in the following slideshow.

 

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