After making Android 6.0 Marshmallow official in October, Google has now started rolling out an incremental Android 6.0.1 update that brings a couple of new features and bug fixes. Also Read - Google might be working on a 'Find My' network clone for Android usersAlso Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
The update brings dozens of new emojis with system-wide support. All the emojis that are included with the update are a part of Unicode 8.0 spec and the entire list can be found here. For those having Nexus devices, the Google Keyboard app is receiving an update, which is a part f the OS release. However, for those who have downloaded the Google Keyboard app from the Play Store might have to wait for the update. To support the new emoji layout, the updated app now comprise of 10 tabs. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022
Besides the emoji addition, there are small tweaks to the keyboard too, especially on tablets. The back and home navigation buttons have been moved towards the left edge, whereas the Recent button is moved to the right edge. To recall, previously the three navigation buttons were in the center. With this change, navigating through the OS might become easier, especially on large screen tablets.
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Another change comes in the Do Not Disturb mode with addition of the new option until next alarm. This feature allows you to switch to priority notifications or silent mode rather than setting the number of hours. This way, you can activate the Do Not Disturb mode until your next alarm. While the feature initially debuted with Android 5.1 Lollipop, it didn t make to the Marshmallow release.
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The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow factory images are now available to download and flash on supported Nexus devices. The over-the-air update is also expected to start rolling out in the coming days.