Android 6.0 to be known as Android Marshmallow

Google Android 6.0 MarshmallowAfter teasing us with potential names for Android M, the next major version of its mobile device operating system last week, Google today announced that Android M will officially be known as Android Marshmallow. As for the version number, it will be 6.0.

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Among the new features that will be included in Android Marshmallow are revamped app permission management, USB Type-C support and more power management capabilities including Doze which will use motion detection to sense when a device has been left unattended for a while.

Along with the new name, Google today released the third software preview for Android Marshmallow as well as the official Android 6.0 SDK. The latter will enable developers to get access to the final Android APIs and the latest build tools for the new API level 23 in Android Marshmallow.

If you’re curious to know how the Android lawn sculptures are built, this behind-the-scenes video gives you a taste at this process.

Google is expected to launch Android Marshmallow later this fall with new Nexus devices. According to recent rumours, we could see two new Nexus smartphones this time around. LG is reportedly building a 5.2-inch device while Huawei will offer up a 5.7-inch phablet. Both could include built-in fingerprint scanners, a first for the Nexus smartphone line.

Source : Android Developers Blog