MARSHMALLOW Posts on XDA

Betrayal of Hype: Playing Fast and Loose with Release Dates Breeds Consumer Mistrust

Yesterday, Google launched Allo on the very last day of summer, just narrowly squeezing into their “Summer 2016” launch window. The product we got was compromised, and arguably doesn’t have a defined place in their product lineup, which raises the question of “Why was it launched now?” If Google had been upfront with us and come out...

Remix OS For PC Receives Android 6.0

Some of the brilliant changes in this latest update includeA New button that resizes an app window to fit specifically to the app’s content - ensuring an optimal layout is maintained. Video-based apps now open up in full-screen when you maximize the video rather than staying in a small framed window Resizing windows manually can...

SlimRoms Launch Slim6, Marshmallow Now Available

SlimRoms have launched their latest major update, based on marshmallow 6.0.1. It is now available for download but, is still being developed so features are still being added. They assure us however that more features will be added along with more devices all the time.Current features include:DPI Changer SlimLauncher Root accessIf you want to...

7 Days Later: Hands-On with the Nextbit Robin Update + Update on Development

Last month, we reviewed the Nextbit Robin, a beautifully designed smartphone that focuses on cloud storage as its forte. At the time, we noted that the device was suffering from below-average battery life as well as slow camera performance, but that overall the device was still a solid buy (in my opinion, a better buy than...

Samsung’s Good Lock Contains a Small and Glorious Island of Vanilla Android

After Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 Edge, I wound up preordering one. When it came in (early, thanks T-Mobile) I was greeted with my first taste of Samsung’s Marshmallow TouchWiz. My Note5 just got 6.0.1 today (No thanks T-Mobile.) Overall things were fairly similar between the Lollipop and Marshmallow builds of TouchWiz. However, one thing...

More NVIDIA SHIELD Tablets get Marshmallow Updates (Updated – 4.0 OTA Halted)

The update follows most of the same notes that we saw with the K1 update in December. SHIELD tablet owners should take note of the new MicroSD card usage and recall that while they can use it for internal storage with the new update, all data on the card will be wiped if electing to...

What do You Think of Marshmallow’s Doze & Battery Life?

Battery life on Marshmallow was said to significantly improve because of Doze, a feature that prevents the device from waking up constantly for unnecessary processes and notifications. Despite the touting behind it and the initial hype, many users are now reporting inconsistent idle times (as Doze doesn't always kick off), delayed notifications from important sources,...

Xiaomi Mi 5 Arriving in February, Snapdragon 820 in Tow

Xiaomi's Mi flagships are arguably one of the most competitive smartphones to be released in the year. Although the devices are poor in terms of aftermarket ROM development, they tend to pack in beastly specs and still command a fraction of what other flagships cost. The next iteration of the Mi lineup, the Xiaomi Mi 5,...

This is TouchWiz on Marshmallow — Note 5 Android 6.0 Leak Hands-On

Those of you who checked our front page yesterday might have read about the Note 5 Marshmallow update hitting a forum member’s device, and about a subsequent system dump. Now, we can actually boot into Marshmallow thanks to the community! TouchWiz on Marshmallow has changed in various ways, and after a few hours of testing it...

Xposed for Marshmallow is Here!

Xposed is one of the most beloved tools an Android enthusiast can have, as it allows for all sorts of modifications to extend the functionality of our favorite devices. Each new Android release, however, brings with it a small wait for the next version.Marshmallow’s wait is over! Xposed version 76 is here with support for Android...

Marshmallow Update & Unofficial Port Round-Up — Get Up to Date!

Come one, come all! While Nexus owners have already gotten a taste of some sweet, sweet Marshmallow, most users are left waiting for an official update. For many devices, it's hard to say when they'll receive their 6.0 updates given how many layers of testing each device needs to go through. Nevertheless, we're compiling a list...

Marshmallow Is What Lollipop Should Have Been, but XDA Made Lollipop Better

It’s been around two weeks since I began testing the Nexus 5X for an upcoming review, and while writing the section on software, I couldn’t help but feel that it wouldn’t be able to cover some of the more subjective thoughts I have on Marshmallow. Therefore, I want to let those thoughts out in an editorial,...