New Nexus phones, Android 6.0 among Google announcements

Tuesday Google announced two new Nexus phones, both which will run on the new Android 6.0 operating system, nicknamed “Marshmallow.”

The two phones, called the Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P, feature higher-quality cameras, bigger batteries, a new fingerprint sensor, and new features that well save the phone power, overall. The new operating system is expected to give greater security to businesses and information managers, Computer World reports.

One of the key features in Marshmallow is the operating system’s ability to separate work and personal applications. This feature is normally only available through after-market applications and software. Through a concept called containerization, the phones make it easier to prevent workers from improperly transmitting sensitive information via personal accounts. It also makes it easier for individual users to preserve personal data, in the event that the device needs to be surrendered to the company.

Before the release of Marshmallow, developers had to create different versions of apps to keep them separate, through the utilization of an MDM (mobile device management) package. This gets users away from having to use such a tool.

According to Google Nexus 5, 6, 7, and 9 devices will be eligible for Marshmallow through a wireless update, later this week. The two new phones are available for pre-order, in four countries. The 5x includes a 5.2 inch display, with the 16GB model going for $379. The 6P, is slightly larger, with a 5.7 inch display, and runs at $499 for the 32GB device. Both will ship in October.

The new phones are anticipated to contain less pre-loaded applications than previous Android devices. The use of too much pre-loaded content is a common complaint made by Android users.



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