10 Things to Get Excited About in Android Marshmallow

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Better Text Handling

Do you get flustered whenever you try to copy text from one app to paste into another? Marshmallow promises a better experience with a new text selection algorithm that is more intuitive. This works by highlighting text by the word when expanding an initial selection, but offering more precise by-the-character selection when retracting. In addition, a new floating menu offers controls such as cut, copy and paste next to your selected text – rather than in the toolbar at the top of the display.

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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