A Consumer Consultant Guide - supposedly meant for Samsung employees only - has leaked, revealing the added features the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge will have as soon as these are updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. These new features include Doze, Now On Tap, App Permissions and more.
Android Marshmallow is geared to arrive on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in the succeeding weeks. SamMobile managed to get a copy of the internal file, which talks about the new Marshmallow features and how these work.
New Major Features To Expect
Here are all the new interesting features that owners of these smartphones should expect.
This feature will help save a phone's battery life by putting the device into a deep sleep state when it is inactive. In this mode, apps are prevented from running in the background. The phone will only wake up the moment the user receives an SMS message or a phone call.
2. Google Now On Tap
This functionality will bring users search results based on the content displayed on the screen.
3. App Permissions
Users can now approve permissions for the apps installed on their device on a permission-by-permission basis.
4. New Emoji
As soon as the update is installed on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, users will then be treated to the new collection of emoji.
5. Centered Lock Screen Clock
After the update to Google's latest OS, the lock screen clock on these two handsets will then be centered.
6. More Colorful Lock Screen Icons
With the update onboard, the lock screen icons will be given more colors.
7. In-App Browser
With the in-app browser, users of these devices can soon open links within the messaging app.
8. Power Savings Mode
When this mode is activated, the notifications will be in gray.
Apart from these new additions, the S6 edge's screen is expected to get new functions. On top of that, these devices will be given support for the MIDI audio protocol plus dynamic audio and video rendering and synchronization.
Should you wish to learn more about the new features that will be thrown into the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, you can download the leaked guide (in PowerPoint format) via this link, as provided by SamMobile.
At any rate, since nothing is official yet, a healthy dose of skepticism is advised.
In January, Samsung rolled out the beta version of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. The update, which seemed to be a minor one at first glance, came with a carousel of new enhancements.
The update added in a new set of emoji characters, a new interface for the S6 edge's screen settings, a customizable edge panel, a new Tasks edge panel, a new Install Overnight option and more.