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Android 6.0 vs Android 5.1 Lollipop: What’s New in Marshmallow



Android 5.1 vs Android 6: Text Selection and More

Android 5.1 vs Android 6: Text Selection and More

With Android 6.0 Marshmallow we finally have a new and improved way to cut, copy, and paste, as well as highlight and select text. Everything from writing emails, copy/paste entire sentences and just general word selection has always been terrible on Android. (Both screenshots are Android 6.0 Marshmallow)

With Android M long-pressing a word will instantly bring up a new floating toolbar with "Cut" "Copy" "Paste" options to easily do that feature, and sliding the blue circle to drag and grab more of a sentence is smarter. It now selects entire words at a time, not letter by letter, making it extremely quick and easy to copy text. Then just slide backwards to go letter by letter to easily get where you'd like for edits, and more.

Essentially cut, copy, paste, fixing mistakes, and text selection has been improved. It's small, but will make things very easy for users. Before it was icons at the top of the screen, too far away, and confusing. Now it's right where you are, and easy to read text so users know exactly what they're doing, and can do it quickly.



  1. Peter Miller

    10/06/2015 at 8:23 pm

    To be clear, in the new permissions model rogue apps can still access the internet, they just can’t access any of your data so what they can do with the internet access is severely limited.

  2. Stevenehennesse

    10/07/2015 at 6:56 am


  3. dipak ojha

    10/08/2015 at 10:17 pm

    but my neus 5 cant show internal sd in my pc how to i can use my internal memeory like lalipop plz solution me

  4. salil

    10/10/2015 at 2:56 am

    contact application is not working after upgrade

    • Nandish

      10/16/2015 at 12:04 am

      hey..even I am faciing the same issue..Any update on that?

  5. kiran Gade

    10/12/2015 at 1:05 am

    still my device has not been upgraded in marshmallowqhen it will be get update for my device

    • Shashi

      01/08/2016 at 11:06 am

      after updateation any changes in internal memory

  6. heymull

    10/14/2015 at 12:58 pm

    Updated, still waiting to finish (Nexus 9 32 GB)

  7. Nandish

    10/16/2015 at 12:04 am

    Contact app Not Working…I get a message saying contact list is updating!

  8. Winterbay

    10/16/2015 at 9:26 am

    Now on tap removed the very useful ability to select what search provider you wanted to perform searches with. I really liked being able to set the swipe-up command to be “perform a search with DuckDuckGo” and now that is gone :(

  9. deadass

    10/17/2015 at 9:07 pm

    Android M; something a Note 3 user can only dream of getting.

  10. rahul

    10/22/2015 at 5:03 am

    Android 6.0 is best ever android version and it is more best in the Moto X Style.

  11. Bull Shitieus

    11/18/2015 at 8:34 am

    90% of everything you said about visual changes was wrong and every one of these are absolutely NOT new to Android M.
    Lollipop does indeed use vertical scrolling in both the app tray and widgets. I am on Android 5.1 on a 2015 Moto E and both the apps and widgets menu look exactly like M.

    Vertical scrolling is not new. Top row of apps showing recently used is not new. Vertical widget menu is not new either

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  13. Omm

    12/24/2015 at 9:53 am

    How I back lolipop after uplode marshmallows

  14. Joe

    12/25/2015 at 4:13 pm

    What an utterly useless comparison between products!!!!!

  15. Xavior Green

    01/05/2016 at 7:19 pm

    Love the update!! Moto 3rd gen. No probs here

  16. Shashi

    01/08/2016 at 11:03 am

    After updatation any changes in internal memory?

  17. yashwant

    01/09/2016 at 6:20 am

    wnen will launch 6.0 for moto g2

    • murali

      02/10/2016 at 9:11 pm

      it is there an update for moto g2.. you can update to 6.0

  18. amit

    02/19/2016 at 6:31 pm

    the update 6.0 Moto g turbo edition. No probs here

  19. Sanjit Singh

    02/19/2016 at 9:43 pm

    Android 6.0 is available from last two days, and there is no issue…Install it and Enjoy!!!!!

  20. vivek

    02/21/2016 at 3:48 am

    Marshmallow is better than Lollipop.
    In Lollipop 5.0 Mobile Hangs so much..But in Marshmallow no such problems occurssss…!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Sasi Kumar

    02/24/2016 at 11:59 pm

    Update for moto g2 .is now available.

  22. sravani somu

    03/26/2016 at 4:41 am

    can moto g2 supports marshmallow version? nd is dat better than lollipop?

  23. Jude

    03/31/2016 at 11:39 pm

    my upgradation to marshmallow from lolipop was a total disaster. Now I cant search contacts, even search option not displaying in contact list. if we are in another window, caller ID is not displaying. watsapp web not working well. pls help to return to lolipop.

  24. Sandip Raval

    04/05/2016 at 8:26 am

    battery performance become poor after updation to android M on my Lenovo K3 note. Can anybody tell me how to gain good battery life in android M.

    • Steven Stone

      07/01/2016 at 7:36 pm

      What the heck is “updation?” That isn’t even a word. Please, try to speak English here. I can not take your comments seriously when you mangle my native language so badly.

      • RAYMOND

        07/17/2016 at 12:11 am

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        • Al

          02/25/2017 at 8:24 pm

          Maybe he is Australian or British

  25. Nanasaheb

    04/09/2016 at 12:37 am

    how to change version 6.0 to 5.0 in moto g 2 nd generation..Help mp

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  27. clifton pyle

    04/13/2016 at 6:08 pm

    Is the inability to “save image” from facebook to decice, a problem for Marshmallow6.0 or is that something different. Me and my wife each, just got the lgg4. Mine allows me to “save picture” to the devise. My wife’s phone will not save picture at all. Anyone know why? Also, I have turned off all notifications sounds from facebook, but we can not do the same for her phone.

    • Steven Stone

      07/01/2016 at 7:38 pm

      My Samsung Galaxy S7 running Android M 6.0.1 has no problem with saving images from Facebook. Maybe you need to uninstall Facebook and then reinstall it.

  28. Gms

    04/14/2016 at 7:20 pm

    After updating to marshmallow
    Ony minus points-
    Now i can’t entre text by clicking photo,

    • clifton pyle

      04/15/2016 at 2:48 am


  29. David Widdowson

    04/21/2016 at 3:09 pm

    Sorry, but Marshmallow is a disaster on my phone (Moto E 2nd Gen). If there was any way to change back, I’d do it in a heartbeat. It didn’t need changing and it’s made my phone a nightmare to use. Can’t find some things, others not working right. Wish that people would stop messing.

  30. Annymouse

    04/24/2016 at 7:59 am

    lot’s of app not working on android m, switching back to 5.1.1 :)

    • David Widdowson

      04/27/2016 at 1:03 pm

      How do you change back please?

      • dan

        05/19/2016 at 3:30 pm

        Download the update version of the 5.1.1 and use odin to flash or whatever software ur fone uses in flashing new roms

  31. Famiii

    04/25/2016 at 7:54 am

    For me android 5 is easier to use for making calls. Flip and favorites dial. Google just want to make money and having reached near monopoly status, is less concerned with ease of use. It would have been easy to put a phone icon in the middle of the left hand side of the phone for people who want to use a phone.

  32. clifton pyle

    04/25/2016 at 8:05 am

    Has anyone else had a problem downloading a picture from messages, while on the phone? My S5 would allow me to do this but my lgg4 on marshmallo will not. Any suggestions?

  33. Capique

    04/30/2016 at 5:13 am

    Once you updated, all your data in the phone such PIN Credit Card, passwords will definitely can be uploaded to the server. BEWARE! Clean up everythings first before install the update!

  34. Chintu

    05/12/2016 at 3:44 am

    In my sony xperia z3+ stamina mode is gone after update

  35. debasish bhatta

    05/22/2016 at 9:46 am

    Don’t upgrade mashmallow…….better is lollipop….

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  37. Dick Zerect

    06/08/2016 at 8:07 pm

    Can’t wait to see Verizon’s version of 6.haha, you need a new phone.0 Marshgater brick my Galaxy S5 !

    NOT !!! gonna stay with Lollipop 5.0, I had enough issues and problems with that “upgrade” from KitKat.
    I’ll wait until all the damn bugs are worked out and they release 6.1.1 THEN AND ONLY THEN will I update.

  38. Sakkeerhusain

    06/17/2016 at 8:59 pm

    6.0 is the best one
    Its running good in my lg g4.
    I like that the individual permission controls
    Its very usefull to keep your data safe

  39. Kashyap G

    06/24/2016 at 11:21 pm

    M 6.0 is responding well in Samsung galaxy J5 2015 hanging problem.

  40. Glenn Fry

    07/03/2016 at 12:21 am

    OMG! Since the upgrade of Android 6.0 (Marshmellow) 3 days ago on my Samsung Galaxy s5, (via Verizon), my battery life went from one day to almost 4 days! Yay! They finally did something right! I LOVE it!!!!

  41. michaelwpollard

    07/06/2016 at 9:40 am

    It seems that on the Verizon Note 4, either Verizon or Samsung has replaced some things with custom (if similar) versions, which were not updated with Marshmallow. For example, in the notification tray, holding the Settings gear doesn’t do anything – I held it for over 15 seconds and still didn’t get the UI Tuner. Also, the Apps drawer still has horizontal pages, and the lock screen still has the dialer rather than the voice icon, and the volume sliders are unchanged.

  42. Yumlam moji

    07/14/2016 at 3:32 pm

    Give an update for htc desire 616 dual sim from 4.2.2 to 4.4.4 please


    07/20/2016 at 10:19 am

    Very Nice Marsmellow 6.0 good

  44. Srivin

    07/26/2016 at 8:18 am

    Don’t upgrade to marshmallow ,
    I’m upgrade this from lollipop , in lenovo A 7000
    Now my set is not charging while system is on

  45. Table Ronde

    08/24/2016 at 8:59 pm

    The volume control looks like Lumia.

  46. NarnderVinjuda

    08/25/2016 at 9:02 pm

    Android 6.o vs and marshmallow version update to my mobile Samsung galaxy cor

  47. Ashok Kumar

    08/29/2016 at 6:03 am

    I am having Moto G (3rd generation) mobile android 5.1, Today I updated mobile with android 6.0. After successfully updation of mobile, I am watching that it is not showing in my desktop computor. What I have to do. Please guide. Please notify me at my e-mail [email protected]

    Ashok Kumar

  48. Huxely-M

    09/04/2016 at 8:44 pm

    Root your Galaxy / Mota G 2nd to 3rd Gen Android 5.1.1, you will need to flash a custom kernel on top of regular root method, otherwise you may end up in a bootloop. This is because Samsung and Mota G has updated Android 5.1.1 with root block and the only way to get around it is to install custom kernel before installing SuperSU >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>……

  49. Michelle

    09/05/2016 at 8:03 am

    Just got a new cheap unlocked Alcatel Idol 3 4.7″ smartphone that came with Android 5.1. I upgraded it to Android 6.0.1 within the first 5 minutes of turning it on for the first time. I was surprised Alcatel had the update for it already. I’d rather have a better phone, but there are limited choices with smaller phones.

  50. Jyoti shukla

    09/11/2016 at 3:33 am

    How to change Android 6 to Android 5.1.1

  51. Rajeev

    09/13/2016 at 10:49 pm

    How to change arshallow 6.0 to Android 5.1 lollipop.

  52. Sudam

    10/02/2016 at 7:54 pm

    How I return my android lenovo k3 note to 6.1 into 5.1


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  55. mudassir

    01/11/2017 at 4:37 am

    contact name wise search box is not in marshallow while is in lollipop

  56. Sudip Karn

    02/16/2017 at 2:05 am

    Hy dude!!!
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    I really impressed with above facts about lolipop and marshmallow . it’s pretty much awesome .
    I want one favour . can i get marshmallow recent app effect on my j2(2015) lolipop ?

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