On the surface, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow looked like an aesthetic fix that brought nothing but dozens of new emojis to our devices. However, the more we use it, the more we discover small fixes that have been applied to improve the overall experience, like the jumping behavior of the Share menu, the failed MMS bug, and more. Another change you might notice is that the lag when waiting for the floating toolbar to pop up is gone.
On Android 6.0, if you selected some text to copy it or share it, you had to wait almost a second to see the floating toolbar show. We had chalked it off to slow animations and a slow feedback from the system to make sure it was a tap-and-hold and not a regular tap, but it seems that there was an artificial delay there.
A "Reduce delay of floating toolbar appearance" commit to the AOSP code has been made in Android 6.0.1 and it affects two files related to the toolbar. The result is a much faster toolbar popup that those who hated the lag are jubilating over. Go ahead, select some text and see if you like the new instantaneous popup better.
- +Artem Russakovskii
- +Adam Hughes