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Android M: List of key features for Samsung Galaxy devices and smartphones eligible to receive new OS update Google

Google's next Android smartphone operating system, named Android 6.0 Marshmallow, will bring a host of new features and functionality to Samsung's popular Galaxy series of smartphones. These newer aspects are detailed in a collection of new infographics officially released by Samsung.

Check out the infographic below for new enhancements that your Samsung Galaxy handsets/tablets will receive, after Android M is installed.

Android M for Samsung Galaxy smartphones
List of newer functionality that Android M will bring to Samsung Galaxy handsets when released Samsung

Multiple Samsung Galaxy smartphones are also confirmed to get Android M aka Marshmallow update, when Google's newest OS is released to the public. According to YouMobile, users of the following Samsung Galaxy devices can expect Android M by the end of 2015:

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Duos
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Apart from Samsung Galaxy devices, Android M also boosts functionality of the older Nexus 5 smartphones by offering enhancements such as:

  • Boost to battery life: Android M is said to bring a new feature, recently announced by Google, called Doze. This functionality enhances the battery life of a device, when left unattended for a specific period of time, by automatically limiting background services started by Android. Google's Doze is said to double battery standby time.
  • Google Now: Android M for Nexus 5 will tweak Google Now to support "On Tap" input which should make it easy for users to access more information by simply holding down the virtual home key. Google Now is activated and will throw up multiple cards relevant to the on-screen content queried by users.
  • System UI tuner: With this feature, users can customise Quick Settings by easily adding icons and tiles along with the means to eliminate unwanted settings sub-menus.
  • Enhanced volume options: Within Android M, on-screen volume controls are set to get a lot simpler, in comparison to Android Lollipop. Sounds with respect to three categories viz alarms, system sounds and notifications are clearly segregated and shown to users.