Google Announces Marshmallow Flavored Software for Android
In the latest surprise move aimed at countering the release of the newest version of iPhones, Google has released two new devices operating on all new Android software. Google, the tech giant, unveiled the two devices, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X on Tuesday. These are the first smartphones with an Android upgrade codenamed Marshmallow. Google’s new software may have been informed by its user’s interests and daily habits learned through an analysis of the user’s habit and requests online.
The Marshmallow version has been designed with an Android’s Personal Assistant, Google Now. The new Android feature named “Now on Tap” helps the user to scan the information that users call up on the screen in an attempt to figure out how to be most helpful.
“Now on Tap” Android feature will be activated by long-pressing the device’s home button. It can also be activated by speaking out the words, “Ok Google” into the microphone. Either of these activities will prompt the Android feature to scan the screen for helpful information. The speaking feature will allow the user to speak to the device and obtain real-time responses.
The new Nexus phones also come with better cameras than previous models which compare very well to recent upgrades made to Apple’s iPhone 6s Plus. The Nexus 6P has a slightly larger screen than iPhone 6s Plus making it attractive to users who prefer larger screens.
In terms of pricing, Nexus new devices are cheaper as compared to iPhone devices. Prices for the Nexus 6P start at $499 and at $379 for the 5X while, the iPhone 6s sells for $649 and the 6S Plus for $749.
The new devices are a source of excitement for tech lovers and Google has already started taking pre-orders which will begin shipping in mid-October.
However, one will not need to own a Nexus phone to get the Marshmallow software. Anyone owning an Android operated phone will be able to download and install a free upgrade in the coming weeks.