Android 6.0 now officially christened Marshmellow

Google’s newest version of their Android OS is has been officially named Android 6.0 Marshmallow after the vague M code-name. To celebrate this new naming, Google’s new mascot is now welcoming visitors near the Android HQ building in California.

Android 6.0 Marshmellow

Android M made its debut during Google’s annual I/O conference back in May and is projected to be publicly released in the Fall. The latest major Android version will be attempting to further extract more from a device’s performance by lowering its RAM usage, improving the standby and overall battery endurance, basically improving battery life.

Android M will also introduce native support for fingerprint sensors and security authentications. An official app permission manager is coming as well, last but not least support for USB Type-C connectors and capability for charging other devices is also included in Android M.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow new Developer’s Preview is now available on Nexus 5, 6, 9 and the Nexus Player. This preview will be the final preview before the RTM version.

The official SDK is live as well. The developers are now able to upload their Android 6.0 compatible apps to the Play Store available for downlaod.

Marshmallow should be available first for Nexus devices this Fall.