Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow factory images have landed and the OTAs have been released to devices. This latest update from Google comes with new features and improvements which includes new emoji to fill out the Unicode 8.0 spec, band 12 support for T-Mobile, “until next alarm” for do not disturb mode, and a shortcut to launch the camera with a double-click of the power button. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Highlights: New emoji Google has added a bunch (more than 200) of gurning smiley faces to its mobile OS.
As you may know, Google has recently released the LG Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6P smartphones earlier this month, being the first devices to use the brand new Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There is some kind of tradition in buying and destroying new and expensive smartphones by applying torture tests on the devices to testing the durability of the phone by simulating real-life conditions. Unfortunately, some of the torture tests are performed wrong and do not display the device’s actually capabilities.
According to a Cambridge University study, the Nexus, LG, HTC and Motorola Android phones are the most secured devices, about 87% of the existing smartphones being vulnerable to malicious applications. The researches have picked up their data from the Device Analyzer app, stating that the mobile phone vendors do not have the habit of pushing security updates to their devices. Since Google picked both LG and Motorola to create Nexus phones, they most likely have good teams behind that care about their users and provide security updates when needed.