Few things are more personal than out mobile devices. Be they smart phones or tablets, they are part of our everyday lives much more than many other things. So of course we want the next software update as soon as possible so that our portable devices run to the best of their capacities. Sadly for some users, there was no Android update release date for Samsung Galaxy S5, other devices.
- The new software update is entitled Marshmallow
- Android Marshmallow in only available as a beta version for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users in South Korea and the UK
- Android users are excited because of all the app permissions the update will allow
- You can update your Samsung Galaxy S5 device yourself, via custom ROM
- A great many new features will accompany the new Marshmallow Android update
Currently, unfortunately for worldwide Android users, the new software update will only be available in South Korea and the UK, as a beta test, exclusively to Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users.
But if you are one of the lucky few to actually fit the criteria, you might have already received a message from Android asking you if you want to participate in the beta test.
And after all the good things that were already leaked about the new platform, you should most definitely go for it.
If you happen to be busy and unable to commit to the long update or maybe just tired after a long work day, you can just leave the phone to complete its update while you’re sleeping, with the new ‘install overnight’ feature.
Aside from all the tiny interface tweaks and the over 200 emojis that accompany the update, the Marshmallow’s best feature will be those related to functionality.
Doze is one of those very useful new features, as the power saver can extend your phone’s battery life by up to 30%.
But the biggest feature awaited by the fans, aside from the myriad of other less important or useful, but not all bad to have features, just happens to be the huge permissions unlock that will accompany the Marshmallow software update.
The new Android version will come with almost fully customizable permissions, allowing you to change the settings required by the apps you install to whatever you please.
Gone will be the days when apps demanded things of you and refused to be installed unless you did exactly what they asked.
With the new update, you can install whatever apps you want, and allow them whatever permissions you deem worthy. You will indeed be king of your domain… as long as that domain is your device.
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