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Android M is Android Marshmallow

Google finally confirmed that Android M will go by the name of Android Marshmallow. Android has followed the naming of sweet treats from KitKat to Lollipop, and now to Marshmallow. Google unveiled the name of Android at its Mountain View campus with one of its iconic Android statue holding a, you guessed it, a marshmallow.

“Today with the final Developer Preview update, we’re introducing the official Android 6.0 SDK and opening Google Play for publishing your apps that target the new API level 23 in Android Marshmallow,” Eason wrote on the Android Developers Blog.

Android 6.0 will bring a lot of improvements including improved battery life, native fingerprint support, and Android’s new payment platform. Marshmallow hasn’t been given an official launch date, but we expect Google will drop the update around October.¬†Google promised during this year’s I/O Developers conference that the launch of Android 6.0 would be the “most polished Android release to date.”

Google has a fragmentation problem, and last years rollout of Lollipop was criticized for being buggy. The company is hopefully polishing the update and working hard to ensure that the rollout goes as smoothly as possible. Google will hopefully work with carriers, and OEM’s to get the update out to everyone as quickly as possible.

Tell us what you think about Android Marshmallow and what your most excited for in the comments below!

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