Google’s next version of Android will be known as Marshmallow.
Google today affirmed that it has chosen the sugary treat as the following nickname for Android 6.0. At its I/O developer conference in May, the search giant declared just that “Android M” would be coming soon, yet now the name is official. The Android statue collection at Google headquarters also got another addition today: a green android grasping a marshmallow.
Google today additionally uncovered the official Android 6.0 SDK and opened Google Play for publishing Android Marshmallow applications. Download via Android Studio.
“With the Android 6.0 SDK you have access to the final Android APIs and the most recent form tools so you can target API 23,”
Google additionally updated the Android Support Library to v23, which “makes it less demanding to integrate many of the new platform APIs, such as, permissions and fingerprint support, in a backwards-compatible manner.”
Developers can try it out on Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player, which will get an over-the-air (OTA) update throughout the following couple of days.
The first gadgets to get Android Marshmallow will likely be Google’s cutting edge Nexus gadgets. Throughout the weekend, pictures of what appears to be the LG Nexus telephone appeared on Twitter. Huawei is reportedly also making a Nexus telephone.
The news comes not long after OpenSignal found that there are no less than 24,093 particular Android gadgets in the wild, which is up from 18,796 last year.