Android M is now officially called
Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Google's new mascot is now welcoming photographers
near the Android HQ building in California.
Android M was unveiled during
Google's annual I/O conference last May and is expected to become publicly
available this fall. The next major Android version will be trying to optimize
the performance even further by lowering the RAM usage, improving the standby
and overall battery endurance.
Android M will also introduce native
support for fingerprint sensors and security authentications. An official app
permission manager is coming too, as well as support for USB Type-C connectors
and capability for charging other devices.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow new
Developer's Preview is now available on Nexus 5, 6, 9 and the Nexus Player. The
preview will be the last one before the RTM version.
The official SDK is live as well.
The devs can now upload their Android 6.0 compatible apps to the Play Store.
Marshmallow should make it first on
the Nexus devices this fall.