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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Changes and New Features in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

A couple days back, I finally updated my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Thus, I'm writing this post to resume about what's new in this Android version. Of course, if you have found other changes and features that are not listed in this list, you can share it through the comment section.


New looks
  1. The background colour of the notification panel, buttons, and some of pre-installed apps are now dominated with gray and white.
  2. Some old icons are replaced with new ones, e.g., Camera app icon and Phone app icon on the lock screen.
  3. No S Finder and Quick connect buttons on the notification panel because it's moved and can only be accessed through the quick settings panel.
  4. Wider view and more panels in the edge screen.

New features
  1. Task edge: you can use this feature so you can easily and quickly access specific app functions or to communicate with favourite contacts, e.g., view bookmarks, create event/task, compose a new text message, etc., from the edge screen.
  2. More additional panels that can be displayed in the edge screen, e.g., compass, weather widget, etc.
  3. Move apps: you can use this feature to easily move app shortcuts on home screen.
  4. Charging sound: when this option is enabled, your phone will play a sound when a charger is connected.
  5. Notification settings: you can use this to change the notification setting for each app, e.g., allow notification, set as priority, preview in pop-ups, hide on lock screen, etc.
  6. Icon backgrounds: you can use it to change the way your phone displays icons. You can set your phone to show icons only or with shaded background to make them stand out on the Home screen and Apps.
  7. Keep screen turned off: when this option is enabled, your phone will prevent the screen from turning on accidentally while it's in the dark place, such as in a pocket or bag.
  8. Pop-up view gesture: when this option is enabled, you can view an app in pop-up so you can easily use multiple apps at once.
  9. Smart capture: when this option is enabled, you can capture hidden area of the screen, crop the screenshot, or share it.
  10. Set up fingerprint security: you have to set a pattern, PIN, or password if you want to use fingerprints as the screen lock method.
  11. App shortcuts: you can use it to select which app shortcuts you want to use on the lock screen. By default, it selects the Camera app as right shortcut and the Phone app as left shortcut.
  12. Auto factory reset: when this option is enabled, your phone will automatically be reset to factory settings if you attempt to unlock your phone incorrectly 15 times.
  13. App permissions: you can use it to control which apps have permission to access and modify information on your phone.
  14. High contrast fonts: when this option is enabled, your phone will adjust the colour and outline of fonts to increase the contrast with the background.
  15. High contrast keyboard: when this option is enabled, your phone will adjust the size of the Samsung keyboard and change its colours to increase the contrast between the keys and the background.
  16. Show button shapes: when this option is enabled, your phone will show buttons with shaded backgrounds to make them stand out.
  17. Number keys: when this option is enabled, your phone will display the number keys on the Samsung keyboard.
  18. Fast cable charging: when this option is enabled, you can use the fast charging feature so you can charge the battery with more quickly.
  19. Save as RAW file: when this option is enabled, your phone will save photos taken with Pro mode in the Camera app without compression.
  20. Animate: you can use this feature to create animate of photos in the Gallery app.
  21. Collage: you can use this feature to create collage of photos in the Gallery app.
  22. Auto adjust: you can use this option to adjust the brightness of a photo in the Gallery app.
  23. Compress: you can use this feature to compress a file/folder or more to .zip file in the My Files app.
  24. Voice recorder app now has three modes: standard, interview, and memo.

Removed features
  1. Premium SMS permission: since this option is no longer available in the App manager menu, once you set the permission and tell your phone to remember your choice, it cannot be changed anymore.
  2. Bubble shape in the Messages app: since this option is not available, now you cannot change the bubble shape in the Messages app.
  3. Answer or reject with voice: since this option is not available, now you cannot answer or reject call with voice command "answer" or "reject".

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