Top 5: New TouchWiz features

With the global Android 6.0 Marshmallow update rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, we count down our top 5 new TouchWiz features.

Google saw fit to level the playing field with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and listed a set of define criteria that will require support on all smartphones intending to run the mobile operating system.
With recent rumours speculating that Google itself is assisting Samsung to refine TouchWiz ahead of its 6.0 Marshmallow debut on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, we’re taking a look at the top 5 new features set to arrive on Samsung’s Android skin.
New TouchWiz features

Cross-App functionality

Samsung has bullishly promoted its new cross-app functionality feature through its Newsroom, citing the new multi-taking abilities which will allow users to access media such as photos and videos while using various messaging apps, allowing for the seamless play of media content within text conversation.
Read: Samsung set to bring its app ecosystem to iOS

Ad-blocking support

While most Android users are more than content to use Google Chrome, Samsung’s pre-installed browser will now add native ad-blocking support, aiding users to achieve a faster and more fluid browser experience.
Read: Samsung might be partnering with Google to optimise TouchWiz

Secret mode

Again, another feature that has been present on Chrome for a while in the form of Incognito Mode, Samsung’s native browser, Internet, will now allow for privacy protection. This will allow users to browse the internet surreptitiously without leaving behind any browsing history; however, within Internet, consumers will still be able to access account passwords.
Read: Opera Mini browser updated, aims for 275 million Android users
New TouchWiz features

Virtual Reality support

Preparing for the ultimate release of Gear VR, Samsung has been quietly working on facilitating VR web browsing through its devices. Through the Samsung Internet browser, users will be able to experience the web in virtual reality view through a compatible headset. Users will be able to share bookmarks and video history between Gear VR and Galaxy phones or tablets.
Read: YouTube Android app will now support Virtual Reality
New TouchWiz features

Power saving

A requirement for devices set to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, new versions of TouchWiz will offer support for Doze mode (which will activate when a device is unplugged and stationary for a period of time) and further App Standby mode, which will limit activity if an app is found to be idle.
While these new improvements will no doubt improve the experience on Samsung’s present flagship devices, the rollout will be a missed opportunity for most Samsung consumers, as a large proportion of Samsung devices aren’t set to receive eligibility to upgrade to the latest version of the Android operating system.
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What are your thoughts on Samsung’s impending upgrades to TouchWiz with the rollout of Marshmallow? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!