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  • Difference Between Android Marshmallow 6.0 and Lollipop 5.0

    Android Marshmallow 6.0 v Lollipop 5.0

    Both Marshmallow and Lollipop are versions of Android OS. Android 6.0 “Marshmallow” is the latest version of the Android mobile operating system developed by Google. It was unveiled on May 28, 2015 during Google I/O, it became available as official over-the-air (OTA) updates on October 5, 2015 for select devices that run distributions of Android serviced by Google, including Nexus and Google Play edition devices.

    Below is the point-wise Differences Between Marshmallow and Lollipop.

    Difference Between Marshmallow 6.0 and Lollipop 5.0

    Android Marshmallow 6.0

    Android Marshmallow 6.0

    Android Marshmallow 6.0

    1. Google announced Android 6.0 Marshmallow, internally known as Android M.
    2. Android 6.0 Marshmallow was debuted on Google’s Nexus 5.
    3. The latest version of Android Marshmallow is 6.0 which was released on 5th October 2015.
    4. Improved overall user experience
    5. Introduced new permissions architecture
    6. new APIs for contextual assistants (a feature notably leveraged by “Google Now On Tap”—a new capability of the Google Search app).
    7. a new power management system that reduces background activity when a device is not being physically handled.
    8. Native support for USB Type-C.
    9. Finger print recognition.
    10. A newly inserted SD card or other secondary storage media can be designated as either “portable” or “internal” storage.
    11. User data for apps targeting Marshmallow can be automatically backed up to Google Drive over Wi-Fi.

    Android Lollipop 5.0

    Android Lollipop 5.0

    1. Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop (codenamed as “Android L”) became officially available from November 3rd, 2014.
    2. Android Marshmallow was debuted on Motorola’s Nexus 6 and HTC’s Nexus 9.
    3. It comes with a redesigned user interface built around a responsive design language referred to as “material design”.
    4. Major improvements to the notification system which allow notifications to be accessed from the lockscreen, and to be displayed within other apps as banners across the top of the screen.
    5. Introduced new Android Runtime (ART) officially replacing Dalvik for improved application performance, and with changes intended to improve and optimize battery usage, known internally as Project Volta.
    6. Lollipop also contains major new platform features for developers, with over 5,000 new APIs added for use by applications.
    7. ART is a cross-platform runtime which supports the x86, ARM, and MIPS architectures in both 32-bit and 64-bit environments.
    8. Lollipop also aims to improve battery consumption through a series of optimizations known as “Project Volta”.
    9. The new developer tool called “Battery Historian” can be used for tracking battery consumption by apps while in use.
    10. The Android Extension Pack APIs also provide graphics functions such as new shaders, aiming to provide PC-level graphics for 3D games on Android devices.
    11. The songs, photos, apps, and even recent searches from one of your Android devices can be immediately enjoyed across all of your Android devices.
    12. With Lollipop, your tablet shows your (outlook like reading pane) inbox alongside the message you have open, while your watch shows new emails as they arrive.
    13. Improved network handoffs resulting in limited interruption in connectivity. For example, continue your video chat or VoIP calls without interruption as you leave the house and switch from your home Wi-Fi back to cellular.
    14. Power-efficient scanning for nearby Bluetooth low energy (“BLE”) devices like wearables or beacons

    After reading the above differences, I think now you can make a wise decision as to upgrade to Lollipop 5.0 or stick to Android Marshmallow 6.0.

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