Ever tried those little Marshmallows? Those soft, pillowy and melt-in-the-mouth stuff that most haven't even heard of? Well, Google has, and has now chosen the upcoming Android Marshmallow as the Lollipop's successor.
You guessed right. Marshmallow is what Android M turns out to be finally. Dave Burke, Android's VP of Engineering, revealed the new name on Twitter yesterday.
While Lollipops come in many flavours but take a long time to chew, Marshmallows don't need much chewing. True to the type, Google says Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be all about fine-tuning, stability and performance enhancements over Lollipop. In terms of features, there won't be many apart from Android Pay, support for fingerprint scanners, new app permissions model and support for USB Type-C standard.
"Since the launch of the M Developer Preview at Google I/O in May, we've enjoyed all of your participation and feedback. 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," said Jamal Eason, Product Manager at Android.
Even though the SDK is just been released, it is being rumured that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will release along with two new Nexus phones produced by Huawei and LG. The larger variant will be a 5.7 inch phablet and the smaller one, manufactured by LG, will stand at 5.2 inches. Rumour has it that since Android 6.0 Marshmallow will offer native support for the 64-bit phones, there is a high possibility that both phone may end up with 64-bit architectures.