Google confirms Android 6.0 Marshmallow, releases final Android M Developer Preview

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It’s official: Android M is Marshmallow!

Google announced on the Android Developers Blog that Android M’s official name will be “Marshmallow,” continuing the company’s tradition of naming major Android OS updates after desserts. Google also revealed that Marshmallow is Android 6.0, which is up from the last version of Lollipop, Android 5.1. You can see the official Marshmallow statue on Google’s campus right here.

In addition to revealing Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google today released the final Android 6.0 SDK for developers and OEMs to base their apps and software updates on.

For us regular folk, Google has also released the third and final Android M Developer Preview. If you’ve got a Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, or Nexus Player, the final Android M preview will be rolled out to your device over the air during the next couple of days. If you’d rather not wait, you can manually flash the system image right now.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is slated to begin rolling out to the public this fall with new features like native fingerprint reader support, Android Pay, battery saving features, and native USB Type-C support. When the rollout begins, Google’s Nexus hardware will likely be among the first devices to get Marshmallow, followed by device makers like Motorola, HTC, LG, and Samsung.

Source: Android Developers Blog

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  • Peter Smith

    Ha-ha my Nexus 6 is ready for the update… well except the finger print scanner. Maybe I can dream that Moto dimple is my FPS. Oh joy my Nexus 6 is relevant again!!!

  • dtam

    I knew it was going to be marshmallow. don’t overthink the android names. you want something that is easy to spell, so no meringue (that’s chrome spell check!) and something the masses have had

  • jakematic

    Marshmobile.
    That is all…

    • nycplayboy78

      You sir just stole my heart :)

  • thatguy

    I wonder how many long it will take for the Note 4 get this update. Maybe sometime in Winter of 2016 perhaps

    • 1ceTr0n

      Probably never

  • itguy08

    And it may see release in 2017 for those few that actually get an upgrade.

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    • yankeesusa

      What?

  • Got Note4 but no more

    So excited. Oh wait my phone just got updated to lollipop, so it means I might get marshmallow next year….woo hoo still excited… Oh wait maybe I should get new phone… Oh wait! And waiting, waited, waaaaait. It’s the name of the game!!

    • Danny Lewis

      Blame Samsung and the carriers for your slow updates. Google can’t bust into Samsung headquarters and hold guns against their heads and then, once the update is complete, go to all the carriers and hold guns against their heads.

      • nycplayboy78

        Ummm yes they can I read it on the interwebz….HAHAHAHAHAHA :)

        • Danny Lewis

          I guess Google does make enough money to fund their own militia, but the lawsuits and jail time would really hurt their bottom line.

    • nycplayboy78

      XDA-Developers are your friends…Now say it with me again….Your friends :)

    • sameguyasthatguy

      Real talk… you got better chance of seeing the Nexus 8 running Android N in 2016 before sending any of that Marshmallow on the Note 4!

    • yankeesusa

      Unfortunately that’s how it is unless you have moto x, unlocked phone or nexus phone. Nothing new with that.

  • ajsaloon

    Tooting own horn. ”

    ajsaloon • 3 months ago
    “I was hoping for Android Marshmallow..”

  • SirStephenH

    So how long till pictures of Stay Puft marshmallow androids start popping up on the net?

  • Scoop003

    I’m guessing you have to have gotten your nexus 6 straight from Google to get the immediate update? Otherwise it’ll probably break things like Wi-Fi calling. Who am I kidding? Wi-Fi calling never really worked anyways. Bring on marshmallow!!!

    • yankeesusa

      I don’t think so. If you already flashed the preview edition before that i think it will update automatically.