Samsung has started pushing Android 6.0 Marshmallow to some of its Galaxy devices and the company has officially confirmed the new features that the operating system brings along.
Google's latest mobile operating system brings Samsung Internet 4.0 to Galaxy devices, helping users to manage viewing history, cookies and passwords conveniently.
"The Samsung Internet 4.0 now offers a Secret mode, so users can use the Internet freely without leaving behind a trail of information - no browsing history, cookies, passwords, auto-fill data or anything else," says Samsung.
The company says that the secret mode can also be used with fingerprint authentication for ensuring that only authorized users can access sensitive data when the device is in protected mode. Version 4.0 of Samsung's Internet browser also supports ad-blocking plugins.
The popularity of virtual reality headsets are growing and Samsung is trying to integrate browsing experience of its Gear VR with compatible devices. Samsung Internet 4.0 interacts seamlessly with mobile devices as well as Gear VR. Users are allowed to share video history and bookmarks between Galaxy tablets and phones with the Gear VR, which adds more convenience to customers.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow also brings the Cross app to Galaxy devices, which allows owners to operate some apps even if they are using other apps. With Cross, those using messaging programs can access their video and image files and send these to those they are talking to, and they don't have to leave the messaging app to do so.
Users can also click pictures via the in-app camera function and share these immediately.
Customers will have the option of opening a specific URL directly from a chat program without slowing down the browsing speed. Users can minimize a webpage while it is loading and continue chatting with friends and family.
Apart from Samsung Internet 4.0, the new operating system also brings some new additions to all devices. Customers will have access to two power saving functions: Doze mode and App Standby mode, which will help in preserving battery of the smartphone.
"When your device is at rest, Doze automatically puts it into a sleep state. So your phone can still set off your alarm in the morning even if you forgot to charge it," says Android.
Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge will be the first devices to get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update and other Galaxy devices will follow soon. Rollout of the operating system will vary from carrier to carrier, which means that some users may have to wait longer than others.