Tuesday 18 August 2015

Marshmallow Is the Official Name of Android M

Google had launched the newest version of Android in their annual summit and had called Android M. Hope everyone was wondering what does that "M" stand for? Now, Google has revealed the name for it's newest operating system and it's called "Marshmallow". 

Android "M" Marshmallow
Android "M" Marshmallow
According to the official blog post, "Whether you like them straight out of the bag, roasted to a golden brown exterior with a molten centre, or in fluff form, who doesn't like marshmallows? We definitely like them," wrote Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android in the blog post. "Since the launch of the M Developer Preview at Google I/O in May, we've enjoyed all of your participation and feedback. Today with the final Developer Preview update, we're introducing the official Android 6.0 SDK and opening Google Play for publishing your apps that target the new API level 23 in Android Marshmallow."

The new version of Android is going to be Android 6.0 Marshmallow, The final Android 6.0 SDK is now available to download via the SDK Manager in Android Studio.

Android "M" comes with large number of new features which includes features like Android Pay, Tap on Now, app permissions manager, built-in support for fingerprint scanner, as well as support for the USB Type-C standard.

The Android emulator system images and developer preview system images have been updated for supported Nexus devices (Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 & Nexus Player) to help with your testing. You can download the device system images from the developer preview site. Also, similar to the previous developer update, supported Nexus devices will receive an Over-the-Air (OTA) update over the next couple days.

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