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Android M is now officially called Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Google’s new mascot is now welcoming photographers near the Android HQ building in California.
Android M was unveiled during Google’s annual I/O conference last May and is expected to become publicly available this fall. The next major Android version will be trying to optimize the performance even further by lowering the RAM usage, improving the standby and overall battery endurance.
Android M will also introduce native support for fingerprint sensors and security authentications. An official app permission manager is coming too, as well as support for USB Type-C connectors and capability for charging other devices.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow new Developer’s Preview is now available on Nexus 5, 6, 9 and the Nexus Player. The preview will be the last one before the RTM version.
The official SDK is live as well. The devs can now upload their Android 6.0 compatible apps to the Play Store.
Marshmallow should make it first on the Nexus devices this fall.
Well that isn’t surprising at all. Marshmallow was the first guesses of many. Truth be told i don’t see any reason for jumping version numbers so soon. I mean v.4 lasted for 2 years from ICS to KK. The reason being that the updates were not huge. Lollipop brought some new tricks to the sleeve, but from what we know about M so far, it seems like one of those smaller updates rather than something worth giving two f***s about.
But then again, it makes sense. This is Google (or Alphabet, whatever) we’re talking about, and there browser version currently stands at v.44.0… So yeah, i guess it’s not so surprising after all…