Subscribe / Unsubscribe Enewsletters | Login | Register

Pencil Banner

Get the Android Marshmallow Quick Start Guide free from the Play Store

Derek Walter | Oct. 19, 2015
Do some quality reading to get ready for your new Nexus phone or a Marshmallow update.

150817 google marshmallow 06
A statue for Google's Android Marshmallow operating system sits on the Google campus in Mountain View on August 17, 2015. Credit: Martyn Williams

Doing the reading before class may not have been the highest priority while you were in school.

But here’s some text you may actually want to dive into: a primer on all the cool, new features of Android Marshmallow.

Google just published its Quick Start Guide, a free eBook that anyone can grab from Google Play. The 62-page guide details the new features in Marshmallow, such as Google Now On Tap. It also has standard advice about how to connect your Google services, share content, and the latest accessibility features. 

quick start guide
Browse through all the new features to be found in Android Marshmallow.

You’ll need to have the Google Play Books app to read it on your phone or tablet.

There may not be a ton of new stuff if you follow Android news regularly (especially if you’ve read our Marshmallow review), but it might be worth keeping the book around in case you run into a question or want extra information about how a feature works.

Why this matters: This is another example of Google’s efforts to be more customer-service friendly with its products. Better support may give some who are on the fence a reason to stay with Android instead of switching over to the iPhone. Along with Nexus Protect and the Google Store, the company has evolved into a much friendlier face for customers.


Sign up for Computerworld eNewsletters.