So Google’s newest smartphone operating system, Android v6.0 will be called Android M (Marshmallow) as it was announced and showcased at the laetst IO dev conference earlier this year.  It’s now confirmed on a whole host of popular smartphones so the list below conforms if your current device will support the upgarde to Android M.  as:

  • HTC One M8
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Duos
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A
  • Google Nexus 5
  • Google Nexus 6
  • Google Nexus 9
  • Motorola Nexus 6
  • 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd gen)
  • Motorola Moto X play 2015
  • Motorola Moto G (2015)
  • Motorola Moto X Style (2015)
  • Motorola Droid Turbo
  • Motorola MAXX
  • Motorola Turbo
  • Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (2014) specific to the US
  • Motorola Moto X (2014) specific to Europe, Asia and Latin America
  • Motorola Moto G (2014)
  • Motorola Moto G (2014) LTE
Android M – Key Features

Android M comes with a bunch of new updates and features:

  • Android Pay: Google’s NFC based contact-less payment system means Android users will be able to have an “Apple Pay” like experience to make payments at supported stores.  Its way more compatible with way more shops and uses a virtual account number that represents your card information for extra security.  UK dates yet to be announced but if it works out this could blow Apple Pay out of the water!
  • Google Doze: Google Doze reduces the multiple processes/tasks that are initiated by Android in the background, which should improve overall battery-life of your smartphone hugely, especially when left unattended. Theoretically, this feature is claimed to double the overall standby-time of the battery.
  • Google Now on Tap: Google Now is growing and improving fast and Android M sees some more updates.  Users can now initiate “On Tap” input. giving additional information about any keyword obtained by just long-pressing the home button.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: This functionality boosts the security of the entire smartphone as well as being key to Android Pay, by introducing biometric sensor technology.
  • Simplified Volume Controls: With alarms/notifications and sound systems all now split out, you should be able to access on-screen volume controls more efficiently than in Android Lollipop.

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