Maru OS, which got open sourced earlier this year, has now been updated to version 0.3. The new update brings Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to all virtual environments, including desktops and mobile devices.
Originally running on Android 5.1 Lollipop, Maru OS now provides Marshmallow flavour. The arrival of the new Android platform on Maru OS comes along with features such as improved power management, enhanced app permissions and up-to-date security patches.
Apart from the Android Marshmallow, Maru OS v0.3 allows users to start Maru Desktop experience on a large screen even without an HDMI screen. Users just need to enable Maru Desktop from the dashboard to run the service in the background. This helps if the Maru OS-enabled phone is yet to plugged into an HDMI display. Also, you can use SSH services if you have switched to the desktop mode.
For high-resolution displays with over 1080p pixel-count, Maru OS now comes with an ‘Enhanced resolution matching’ mode. This mode tries to grab the native resolution of the connected display and overrides the device’s stock matching algorithm. The updated version additionally includes several performance improvements and bug fixes.
You can upgrade your existing Maru OS device to its version 0.3 by following an upgrading guide on from GitHub. It is worth noting here that if you are about to install the operating system for the first time and want to experience virtual environments on Android, you need to opt for a Nexus 5.