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Android Marshmallow to start rolling out to Nexus phones next week

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Android Marshmallow to start rolling out to Nexus phones next week

Owners of Google’s Nexus phones will be able to taste its freshly toasted, ready to eat Marshmallow software from next week, the search giant announced at today's launch of the new Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X handsets.

Handsets and tablets in line to get the software are the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 and Nexus 9. It’s not clear which will be first to get them or when exactly the rollout will commence.

Officially unveiled today, Android Marshmallow's key features include the Now on Tap function that lets you tap the home button to bring up germane apps and information about what you’re listening to, reading about or watching.

It also introduces a tighter, but easier to use permissions system for apps to keep your details safe, easier.

But perhaps the most welcome addition is the Doze ‘smart’ battery-saving mode. This automatically detects when a phone is ‘at rest’ and puts your phone into a sleep state.

It’s also clever enough to put apps you use the least into an App Standy mode to save power for apps that you use more often.

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