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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 2015-10-14, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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My Nexus 5 is currently upgrading to Android 6 (Marshmallow).

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 2015-10-15, 01:43 AM
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I would be interested in what you find, good and not so good.

It does seem to be breaking some apps judging from some of the Play Store comments until app authors make tweaks for Marshmallow.

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My Nexus 5 was pushed Marshmallow last week. Immediately found that the Royal Bank Wallet ceased working although the rest of the Royal Bank app seems fine. I don't have many apps so that is the only 3rd party app that I have seen fail.
I do wish that Google would allow you to remove some of its own apps. I for one am never going to use most of them as I don't play music, read books or engage in social computing on my phone!
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I seem to recall reading recently that they'll allow removing some apps in Marshmallow.

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I think it could be safely said that the more apps Google allow to be removed, the less likely folks have the desire to root their devices.

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Noticed the battery life on my Nexus 5 is much better since marshmallow was downloaded. It was poor with Lollipop.
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That would be because of Doze - reduces how much apps stay awake when the screen is off
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I have only been running 6.0 for about a day so far on my "daily driver" Nexus 5. I haven't noticed that much of a battery life difference. I do like how it gives you visibility into how much memory different applications take. Evidently, Facebook and their messenger app together eat quite a bit of memory!
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The best new feature is being able to set your own individual permissions for each app in Settings - Apps.

A lot of app updates have been coming in over the last few days, so do not remove apps that are not functioning correctly too soon.
...just received 4 more app updates while typing this...make that 5...Chrome just came in also

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With my phone, still on Kitkat, ( Galaxy SIII) I do the following:

Updates are set to notify only, and I do the update. I wait, read the reviews, then decide. This has saved me loads of anguish as some apps seem to spiral downhill with updates.

Now the 65 cent question:

When / if the phone is slated to get the Marshmallow update, can I still continue to operate like I'm doing now?

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I can pretty much guarantee your phone won't get Marshmallow (especially since it didn't even get Lollipop).

That said, yes, apps can still be set to update manually only (great for apps such as Tapatalk... Hah!)
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Side loaded Android 6 on my Nexus 5 the day after its release. As someone pointed out, the RBC Wallet doesn't work anymore. Oh well. However, battery life has very much improved for me because of Doze. I use the Nova launcher so I didn't care much for the UI changes, but I sort-of like Now On Tap.
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From what I've read / heard, most banking / A/V products aren't friendly to rooted devices, regardless of the OS.

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I used to be rooted on KitKat and Lollipop and the RBC app worked.

My need to root has been diminishing over time to the point where I didn't root Marshmallow. You don't need root to sideload Android. I flashed it to Android M and left it there.
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RBC replied to my review on the play store and said they're working on an update. They know it is broken.
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