Google’s servers during Android releases are probably like a Walmart on Black Friday. Rabid crowds of fans camp out and wait for days for those updates, tapping “Check for updates” buttons endlessly. October 5th has come and gone, and plenty of Nexus (and Android One) users are already rocking Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Is it everything you were expecting it to be?
Fingerprint support, granular app permissions, Android Pay, energy optimizations and Google Now on Tap are only a few of the new features in the Marshmallow update. There’s plenty more awesomeness where these goodies come from, but we also know there are some things Google still needs to work on. In fact, some wonder why it’s even labeled as Android 6.0, as the update is seemingly not as major to skip all the 5.X versions left blank.
It’s all up for debate at this time, and that is exactly what we want to spark right now. If you have already gotten Android 6.0 Marshmallow, how is it treating you? Is everything working as it should?
I am especially excited about Doze Mode, which puts apps to sleep when it recognizes phone inactivity for extended periods of time, hence saving massive amounts of battery. This feature seems to work like a charm; some Reddit users have been reporting 1% battery loss overnight (still have to do more testing in order to corroborate this).
Now we are handing the talking stick to you guys. How is the mighty Android 6.0 Marshmallow treating you? Did it meet your expectations? Answer the poll and hit the comments to let us know. Also, which is your favorite new feature out of the bunch?