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Android 6.0 Marshmallow is official, Google posts up final preview
Last Friday Google released a video asking “what’s M going to be?”, while teasing us over Android M’s final candy-themed naming convention choices. The arrival of the video had us hoping that a big unveil might be sooner than we think. This morning things heated up further, as Google’s official G+ account put up a new teaser saying “Guess who’s excited for the arrival of Android M?”, and a Google employee by the name of Jeff Sharkey has also posted a photo on Google+ of what appears to be the latest Android statue on the Google Campus — conveniently covered up by a big tarp. The only text in the post is “Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?”
Now it’s official! Android M is Android Marshmallow! Even more intriguing, it appears Google is going with Android 6.0 for the version number. Google has taken to its developer’s blog to announce the final Android 6.0 Marshmallow preview, giving developers a final opportunity to get their apps ready for Marshmallow. For those interested in trying it out, you can grab the latest update here, though reportedly not much is different. We’ll be checking it our for ourselves to see if we notice any new features or tweaks, so stay tuned for that over the next few days.
As for when the final release and new Nexus devices will release? No details just yet. Considering Google announced yet another preview, we imagine the release is still at least another month off, but we really can’t say for sure.
We can’t say we are too surprised by the name choice, though bumping it up to 6.0 is a little bit more surprising. What do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.