Android M 6.0 Marshmallow Release Date & Download Available Now for Developer Preview

Google revealed the name of Android’s new operating system and it is another sugar rush-inspired name – Marshmallow.

“Some people think they’re dessert-themed, but it’s really technically tasty treats,” Hiroshi Lockheimer, Android’s vice president of engineering, explained, CNN notes.

Previous Android OS names are: Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, Kit Kat, and Lollipop.

During Google’s developers’ conference in May, Google shared the first glimpse of Android M. The tech giant stated that time that its main objective is to refine Android and give its users an improved user experience across devices and while switching between apps and the Web.

Washington Post notes that Google has said Android Marshmallow will also have improved voice control software.

According to CNN, the biggest addition in new Android mobile OS is the Android Pay, which is Google’s latest attempt on mobile payments.

Other improvements include a new permissions tool that gives users more control over what data they share with apps. A battery saving feature is also included and a new tool that let users open Chrome browser tabs directly inside apps.

A version of the new mobile operating system is available now to developers. Google is expected to roll out the Android Marshmallow to the public in the fall.

Aside from Android 6.0 Marshmallow announcement, the tech giant also released the final M Developer Preview for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9.

Droid Life noted that Developer Preview 3 is the final incremental update to the Android M preview platform that was released in May 2015.

Aside from the official Android 6.0 SDK, the update includes final APIs and the near-final system images for testing your apps.

The updated system offers several fixes and enhancements across the system, including those related to issues reported by developers through the external issue tracker, Droid Life added.

You can download the update here.

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