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10 hidden features of Android M, which is not said at Google I/O

On its main event, Google has introduced the latest version of its operating system – Android M, which is aimed at improving the experience of interacting with mobile devices. The company spoke about the new functions, among which the increase in battery life, support payment service Android Pay, a new system of management of permissions for applications, support for fingerprint scanners and new features Google Now.

Nothing revolutionary Google showed: almost all of the key innovations in the Android M in one form or another, met in iOS. But there is in the system a number of interesting features, the explanation of which Google didn’t have enough time – and some of them are worthy of attention.

  • In Android M Manager of RAM that provides complete information about using RAM running applications. It is in the section (System Application). In Manager, you can not just obtain information about the current RAM usage but also close applications that consume too many resources.
  • Android M supports USB-OTG. This means that the system will be able to identify a wide range of external storage devices. This will allow you to expand the memory of your smartphone or tablet by plugging in a compatible USB storage device.
  • Swipe right on the lock screen allows you to quickly launch the assistant Google Now.
  • The Google Now launcher now allows you to uninstall an app by dragging its icon from the home screen up-right.
  • Google improved communication system with microSD cards. Now they can be used as system memory, which should be useful on devices with limited internal memory. However, if you format the microSD card as a system, cannot be used with other devices.
  • In Android M the function of performing automatic data backup apps to Google Drive. This data is stored in a protected folder that doesn’t take away the primary storage space. Function allows you to transfer the settings application when changing devices.
  • In OS was added tethering HotSpot 2.0 with the ability to create networks for 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz.
  • Android M supports the new USB-C that allows you to transform the smartphone into an external battery for other devices and connect to any gadget MIDI devices, including keyboards.
  • Mode increase battery life (“Doze mode”) can be enabled for each application separately.
  • Finally, in the Android M appeared dark interface mode, completely changing the appearance of the operating system.
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