Gartner Research

Key Impacts of Android 6 on Mobile App Development and User Experience

Published: 11 December 2015

ID: G00291098

Analyst(s): Magnus Revang, Rob Smith, Jason Wong

Summary

Google has released Android 6 (aka Marshmallow), which delivers some key features to enhance Android app UX. Mobile app development leaders who understand the changes to the new OS will build better, more productive enterprise Android apps.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Google Now on Tap and voice interaction API open up new post-app era interaction possibilities that will redefine app user experiences for Android developers
  • The Chrome Custom Tabs feature allows Android developers to implement more seamless app and Web experiences and illustrates the growing trend of hybrid use cases
  • Dedicated fingerprint sensor support in Android 6 shows that the fingerprint will be the dominant biometric authentication mechanism for users on mobile devices
  • Android for Work adds new APIs so developers can more easily secure devices for kiosk use cases

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