It has been a great day for Android enthusiasts, as Google revealed the new name for their new mobile OS software – Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Search Giant also had good news for developers! The company released the new Android 6.0 SDK, so app makers can get working on polishing those applications to play well with the new delicious software iteration. And if that wasn’t enough, apps supporting the Marshmallow API 23 can even be submitted to the Google Play Store!
This means that if developers are ready, they can now introduce their updated software to Google’s official app store and have everything ready for when the new software launches. Added Android 6.0 features include fingerprint support, auto backup, granular app permissions and more.
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.
Google Play is now ready to accept your API 23 apps via the Google Play Developer Console on all release channels (Alpha, Beta & Production). At the consumer launch this fall, the Google Play store will also be updated so that the app install and update process supports the new permissions model for apps using API 23.
Get working, developers, because we are coming for your updated apps! I know I will be updating to a new Nexus as soon as it comes out (so long as it’s supported by Project Fi).