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Understanding the Difference Between Different Android Versions

If you want to install Highster Mobile software on your child’s Android phone, understanding the difference between different versions of Android can be key when deciding what cell phone monitoring software you should buy and what’s compatible with what. Since there are multiple companies developing Android phones, it should come as no surprise that there are variations between the operating system used on each one of them.

Navigating Android phones requires knowing what the differences are, which can not only affect what kinds of cell phone monitoring software you can download but what other features you can expect. Here’s our guide to the latest Android variations and what the real difference is between each one.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Marshmallow premiered last year and it’s the version most phones are launching with out of the box, including the new Samsung Galaxy S7. It comes with a variety of new features, including better control over permissions, which comes in handy when you’re trying to download apps, including cell phone monitoring software, and app linking, which can help control how your apps interact with each other, making your phone even more versatile and easy to use. Overall, Marshmallow’s designed to give Android users a more optimized, smarter Android experience. If you buy an Android now, you’ll probably end up with Marshmallow, although that can depend on the model. It should be compatible with most cell phone monitoring software you can download.

Android 5.0 Lollipop

Lollipop’s now about two years old, premiering in 2014. The most notable thing about Lollipop happens to be the fact that this was the first time Google released a preview version of the operating system to developers in the hopes of encouraging a stronger native app environment. And it seemed to pay off. With Lollipop and Marshmallow, as well as Android N (which we’ll get to shortly), app experiences have gotten better and better.

Plenty of devices still run Lollipop and updates are being released on the regular. Early on when Lollipop was first launched, users were experiencing some performance issues. Still, a new interface made Lollipop a fine contender and, for the most part, a solid operating system for most users now. New features made Lollipop a very versatile operating system and continual updates leave plenty of users happy without feeling a pressing need to update to Marshmallow any time soon.

Android 4.4 KitKat

Everyone wanted a piece of that KitKat bar when Kitkat launched in late 2013. The attractive operating system, which is actually still supported by Google (at least for now), added a lot of handy under-the-hood features that were meant to optimize performance. A simplified interface certainly didn’t hurt either. KitKat, all in all, was a sweet addition to the Android family. Most programs should be compatible with KitKat, although like always you’ll want to double check to make sure that this is actually the case for you and the Hyster Mobile software you are thinking about downloading.

Android N

Android N hasn’t officially released yet. But back in March Google officially released the N Developer Preview, giving developers a chance to play around with the new operating system. Some of the features users can expect? How about multi-window app support so you can finally use two apps (or more) at the same time? (A feature everyone has been asking for). There will also be bundled notifications, among others. It’s far from finished. In fact, N certainly won’t be the final name and it will launch later this year. Obviously, you won’t be able to purchase a phone running the final version for months but the developer’s release means that Highstermobile software will be able to launch shortly after the public version of the operating system launches.