Android 6.0

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow (API 23)
Android 6.0 "Marshmallow" was unveiled under the codename "Android M" during Google I/O on May 28, 2015, for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 phones, Nexus 9 tablet, and Nexus Player set-top box, under the build number MPZ44Q.[1] The third developer preview (MPA44G) was released on August 17, 2015 for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player devices,[2] and was updated to MPA44I that brought fixes related to Android for Work profiles.[3]
Version Release date Features Image(s)
6.0 October 2, 2015[4][5]
  • Precluded rudimentary file manager (package name: com.android.documentsui), accessible from storage settings.[6]
  • Memory card mounted to /storage/????-????/ rather than /storage/extSdCard/, with a hexadecimal volume serial number in place of the wildcard the question marks.[7]
  • Contextual search from keywords within apps.[8]
  • Introduction of Doze mode, which reduces CPU speed while the screen is off in order to save battery life.[9]
  • App Standby feature.
  • Alphabetically accessible vertical application drawer.[10]
  • Application search bar and favorites.
  • Native fingerprint reader support.
  • Direct Share feature for target-specific sharing between apps.[11]
  • Renamed "Priority" mode to "Do Not Disturb" mode.
  • App Linking for faster instinctive opening of links with corresponding applications.[12][13]
  • Larger Application folders with multiple pages.
  • Post-install/run-time permission requests.
  • USB-C support.
  • Demo Mode feature for screenshot-capture usage.[14]
  • Automatic full data backup and restore for apps.[15]
  • 4K display mode for apps.[16]
  • Adoptable External storage to behave like Internal Storage.[17][18]
  • MIDI support for musical instruments.[19]
  • Experimental multi-window feature.[20][21]
  • Support for actions by third-party apps in the text selection menu.[22]
  • App permissions now granted individually at run-time, not all-or-nothing at install time. Similar to App Ops.[23]
  • Miracast support dropped.[22]
  • Many new essential commands supported by Android's Linux shell (/bin/sh).
  • No screen rotation during touch.
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Android 6.0 home screen
6.0.1 December 7, 2015[24]
  • Unicode 7.0 & 8.0 emoji support.[25]
  • Descriptions for USB connection options.
  • Double-press the power button to open the camera.
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  14. "Use Android 6.0's Hidden System UI Tuner to Customize Your Quick Settings and Status Bar".
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  18. "Everything you need to know about your SD card and Adoptable storage". April 7, 2017.
  19. "MIDI – Android Open Source Project".
  20. "How to Unlock the Hidden Multi-Window Mode in Android 6.0 Marshmallow".
  21. "Enable Multi-Window mode in Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a bit of tinkering". October 6, 2015.
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