Google has been releasing previews of its next Android version for quite some time now under the Android M moniker but today, we finally have a name and the version number. Android M will be officially known as Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s mascot is now set up in its full glory outside the Android Headquarters in California. Android M was unveiled in May at the Google’s I/O conference and today, the search giant has released the last developer preview of Android M. The new preview finalizes the version number to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The Android 6.0 SDK for developers is now live and developers can now upload their Marshmallow updated apps to the Play Store. Android 6.0 device system images are also live for Nexus 5, 6, 9 and the Nexus Player.
While the new Android update is not a visual overhaul like Lollipop, there are some major changes. Android 6.0 is said to be bringing performance improvements by lowering RAM usage. The new Android version is also said to improve battery life. Along with performance upgrades, there comes support for a host of other stuff like fingerprint scanners, USB-C support, ability to charge other devices and more. The update also brings a new app permissions interface.
If you are interested in developer previews, you can hit the source link below and download the last Android 6.0 Marshmallow preview or you can wait till the end of the year to reach your devices. As always, the Nexus devices should be the first ones to receive the update.
So, how do you like the new “Marshmallow” update?