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Samsung seem to be in full swing to come up with new features and software. This time with Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be first Smartphone under giant Korean company to come with Marshmallow update. The update comes with new software and several features. Finally, Samsung has officially announced its new software features it will come with new Android 6.0 Marshmallow version. It will offer few improvements like:

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Samsung Cross App and Internet 4.0 released for its Smartphones

Cross App

This application will allow users to access app inside another app. For instance, if user is sending a SMS, he / she might be able to access videos, photos to send across to the recipient without jumping out of messaging app. The messaging app or chat app allows user to open a specific URL which is inbuilt web-browser. User can also minimize URL page and continue chatting, it also supports playing multimedia files such as audio or video within the chat.
The Marshmallow offers a new feature called Doze Mode, which helps user to extend battery power. When user play’s a video or audio, he/she can adjust speed of the audio. It offers better control of apps.

Samsung Internet 4.0

The Samsung internet 4.0 is new browser introduced by Samsung. The web browser supports HTML 5, service API to patch up with poor web connection, synchronization with background, push alerts, fast rendering and many more.The Secret Mode a new feature which allows to browse web pages anonymously. This mode can be enabled by fingerprint authentication. Also the Web Auto Login protects the identity of the user going through fingerprint scanning, by which only authorize a person can access the data of the browser. The new web-browser comes with support for virtual Reality, by which one can interact with Samsung Gear VR or mobile devices.

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The latest iteration of Google’s Android is here – called after the famous confectionery Marshmallow. First unveiled at the Google I/O under the codename Android M; the sixth version of Android features a lot of security and bug fixes under the hood, while providing next-gen APIs for wearable devices as well as Google Now. With the latest update, everyone wants to know the handsets that will receive the latest Google OS. Let us take a look at some of the major brands that have announced the Android update this season. We are excluding the Nexus range of devices, since they are the first in line to receive the latest updates.

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Android Marshmallow Updates

Motorola

Most handsets in the Motorola portfolio will be receiving Marshmallow update. However, notable absentees include the low-end Motorola E series 2nd Generation models which were launched in 2015. The full list is given below:

2015

  • Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen)
  • Motorola Moto X Style (3rd Gen)
  • Motorola Moto X Play
  • Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen)

2014

  • Motorola Moto X Pure edition (2nd Gen)
  • Motorola DROID Turbo
  • Motorola Moto MAXX
  • Motorola Moto Turbo

       LG

LG has announced a few handsets receiving Android 6.0 updates. The list includes:

2015

  • LG G4
  • LG Flex2

2014

  • LG G3

       Asus

While the Taiwanese electronics giant has not announced any roll-out plans, the company has stated on its support site that the current crop of Zenfone 2 models will receive the Marshmallow update sometime in early 2016. In addition, the new crop of Zenfone handsets are also expected to receive Android 6.0 updates.

2015

  • Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe
  • Asus Zenfone 2 Laser
  • Asus Zenfone Selfie
  • Asus Zenfone Go
  • Asus Zenfone 2 Series

       Xiaomi

The Chinese handset manufacturer will upgrade its 2015 line-up, as well as a few models from 2014. However, the Xiaomi Mi3 will be left out, according to a recent leak. Here is a list of handsets with Marshmallow updates:

2015

  • Xiaomi Mi Note 2
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime
  • Xiaomi Mi 4i

2014

  • Xiaomi Mi 4
  • Xiaomi Mi Note
  • Xiaomi Mi Note Pro

      Samsung

Samsung has not yet released its official list of handsets to be upgraded to Android 6.0. However, partners have stated that the following handsets are likely to be upgraded in the near future.

2015

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note5
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6

2014

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha
  • Samsung Galaxy A8
  • Samsung Galaxy A7

     HTC

HTC announced that it will upgrade a large number of handsets to Marshmallow, including most of the company’s flagship One line-up.

2015

  • HTC One M9 Plus
  • HTC One E9 Plus
  • HTC One M9
  • HTC One E9

2014

  • HTC One (M8)
  • HTC One (E8)

     Sony

Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony has unveiled that it will upgrade over 13 handsets to Android 6.0, including one released way back in 2013, thereby becoming the second-largest provider to upgrade a large number of handsets to the latest operating system.

2015

  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
  • Sony Xperia Z5
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Sony Xperia Z3+ / Z4
  • Sony Xperia C5 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia C4
  • Sony Xperia M5
  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

2014

  • Sony Xperia Z3 / Z3v
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
  • Sony Xperia Z2
  • Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

2013

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPE

    Huawei

Huawei tops the chart with over 15 devices being upgraded to Marshmallow, including the MediaPad X2 tablet. Given below are the list of devices:

2015

  • Huawei Ascend P8
  • Huawei Ascend P8max
  • Huawei Honor 6 Plus
  • Huawei Honor 7i
  • Huawei Honor 7
  • Huawei Mate S
  • Huawei MediaPad X2

2014

  • Huawei Mate 7
  • Huawei Honor 6
  • Huawei Mate 7
  • Huawei Honor 4X
  • Huawei Honor 4C
  • Huawei Ascend G7

OnePlus

OnePlus, the latest entrant in to the smartphone bandwagon, has only 2 phones in its kitty, both of them will get Android Marshmallow Update.

2015

  • OnePlus 2

2014

  • OnePlus One