Android M: Google’s New Android 6.0 Marshmallow Is Official Now

Google has finally revealed what the M in Android M stands for: it’s Marsmallow. Version 6.0 of Android 2015, all set to release this fall. It’s the sixth major version of mobile operating system of the Android that comes with a sweet candy-based naming convention.


It’s official now. Google has announced that the next version 6.0 of Android, previously dubbed M, os called Marshmallow and the tradition for much common knowledge now come up with a traditional sugary name for its mobile platform, but it’s also become expected that the search giant will erect a new Android statue in the grounds of its Mountain View headquarters. Google never want to break the tradition, staying true to expectations by putting up a new statue for Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

At its Google I/O conference earlier this year, Google has taken the opportunity to announce and release a developer preview of Android M. To mark the official public unveiling of Marshmallow, Google has not only release version 6.0 of the Android SDK to developers today, nevertheless, has also opened up the Play Store for submissions of apps that are built using level 23 of the Android APIs within the latest SDK. Essentially means that developers are now able to ensure that new and existing apps are ready for the introduction of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Whether you like them straight out of the bag, roasted to a golden brown exterior with a molten center, or in fluff form, who doesn’t like marshmallows? We definitely like them! Today with the final Developer Preview update, we’re introducing the official Android 6.0 SDK.

Fortunately, we now officially know the name that will be assigned to Android 6.0. In additiona to that, it seems that Google is the company that wants to keep on giving today. Along with the naming unveil and the 6.0 SDK, Google has also revealed “near final” developer previews that you can load onto Nexus devices. The previews obviously are only intended for developers and not for general public or consumer consumption.

Fianl version of Android Marshmallow version 6.0 is expected to release in the fall with Google also apparently planning two new Nexus flagships (from LG and Huawei) to showcase the software. Stay tuned!

Android Marshmallow comes with a slew of new features:

  • Users now have more control over what information applications can use.
  • Integration of Android Pay mobile wallet platform.
  • Native support for USB Type-C and fingerprint sensors.

(source: Google)