Android Marshmallow is coming

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Android fans have been hearing about the new Android OS update for months now. Well the newest version of the Google OS for phones finally has been designated a surgery name to match its bretheren. Android M is now officially Android Marshmallow.

In an announcement today, Google announced the new name for the OS that was announced back in May, though they still did not give a release date. Instead they just reiterated that it is “Coming Soon.” Along with the announcement, the Android statue collection at Goggle received its newest member, a green android holding on to a marshmallow.

Google today also released the official Android 6.0 SDK and opened Google Play up to publishing Android Marshmallow apps.

“With the Android 6.0 SDK you have access to the final Android APIs and the latest build tools so that you can target API 23,” Google said.

Google also updated the Android Support Library to v23, which “makes it easier to integrate many of the new platform APIs, such as permissions and fingerprint support, in a backwards-compatible manner.”

Developers will be able to test it out via an over-the-air update on current Nexus devices including Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus player.

As updates usually go, the first devices to get the Marshmallow will probably be the next-gen Nexus devices followed by the current-gen Nexus devices, then distributed to the other manufacturers’ Android devices.

Are you excited for the new Android Marshmallow? Keep the conversation going in the comments below.

Source: PC Mag

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