8 apps that mimic the news of Android Marshmallow
We have already talked about the new features of Android Marshmallow and how it can already be installed on your Nexus line smartphone or tablet. Unfortunately, this update is not available for all devices using Android as their operating system.
With that in mind, we have separated 8 very special applications that best simulate the news brought by Marshmallow. Thus any smartphone and tablet can have the same functions as the new version of the system. Check out!
1. App permissions management
With XPrivacy installed on your device (click here to download it) you will have the same benefits that Marshmallow brings natively. You will be able to manage your app permissions much more carefully and securely.
2. Custom Chrome Tabs
You can't have custom Chrome tabs the way Android Marshmallow does, but at least you can have something like Link Bubble. This app opens the links you click with your default browser, but instead of having to launch the browser app completely, Link Bubble simply uses a small bubble that can be minimized or viewed at any time.
This makes your internet browsing and link viewing much faster and more functional, and uses less battery life than usual. You can click this link directly to download and install Link Bubble on your Android device!
3. Links opening smartly
One of the things that may not be noticed by users of Android Marshmallow is that now the system has become smarter with the direction and opening of links. In older versions, Android always asked if videos should be opened with your web browser or with the official YouTube app, for example.
At Marshmallow, Android can finally make these choices alone and open such videos on YouTube directly (of course this works for all kinds of links, not just videos). One way to fix this on your older Android is by installing TapPath (click here to download it) on your device.
It basically causes each link to be opened by the appropriate app: Tweets will be opened by the Twitter app, websites will be opened by your browser, Instagram photos will be opened in the official social network app, etc. This change is small, but it is useful in everyday life.
4. Support for fingerprints
With the help of the ICE Unlock Fingerprint Scanner app (click here to download it) you can also use your fingerprint on Android. Of course the feature ends up being more limited and only allows you to unlock your device this way, which ends up being safer and faster most of the time.
5. Memory Management
Android Marshmallow has also greatly improved its task management, making it possible for the user to see exactly what is using more (or less) of their device's RAM. This is very useful in everyday life, especially if you feel your device is slow and you need to know how to get around it.
Fortunately, it's pretty easy to have something similar on older versions of the Google system. By the way, there are dozens of apps that analyze your device's performance on Google Play, but today we will recommend the System Monitor app (click here to download it), which may not be very beautiful but fulfills its role excellently!
6. App List Reorganization
Do you know how all your apps can be accessed on multiple pages that can be dragged horizontally? Yeah, now Marshmallow will make everything vertical and in alphabetical order, so you can drag the screen down and up to see all your apps and without having to have more than one screen for that.
Plus, you'll now have a more intuitive search bar and four commonly used apps suggested at the top of the screen. This makes it easier for you to access or search for certain applications. For some reason, Google has decided to include this interface on some devices with Android Lollipop as well.
If you haven't received the update that fashions the layout of your overall app screen, you can turn to the famous launcher apps that change the look of your Android and how your apps can be organized. It's hard to recommend a specific one as it totally changes the experience of each user and depends a lot on their personal taste. If you want to see your options, you can go to the Google Play store and search for "Launcher." We are sure that you will find a very beautiful and useful alternative for your device.
7. Battery Improvements
You can't have anything like it on older versions of Android, but there are ways to improve your battery usage and keep your charge as long as possible. You can check out our article with 11 tips to make your Android battery last longer, for example!
8. Increased SD Card Support
So far, Android has limited the use of SD cards by treating them as a type of external storage and preventing certain things from being saved to them (such as apps). Fortunately, Marshmallow has solved this and now treats these memory cards as part of your device's internal storage.
To do this on your old Android, simply install the Link2SD app, which does the exact same thing and lets you install heavy applications and save your information without any restrictions on small memory cards. Unfortunately, it takes root for the app to work, but it can be downloaded from this link!
Did you like our recommendations to leave your device with the same news as Android Marshmallow? So leave your comment telling which feature caught your attention and if you are already enjoying these apps on your device!