Google recently publicized that the M in Android M stands for Marshmallow. This latest version (ANDROID 6.0) was first previewed at the company’s I/O conference in May. In order to build up anticipation around the software, Google held off announcing the full name. And then company went with the obvious choice!
Google also launched the next major update to Google’s mobile operating system Android 6.0 SDK and a third and final Marshmallow software preview that can be loaded on Nexus devices. "The preview images are near final but they are not intended for consumer use," Google said in a blog post.
On contrast to Android Lollipop, which released with a lot of tempting features, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update aspires to maintain stability and high performance. The update also comprise of features like Android Pay, new app permissions model, Tap on Now, built-in support for fingerprint scanner, as well as support for the USB Type-C standard. Apart from this promising features Marshmallow also offers native support for the 64-bit ARMv8 architecture.
It's believed that Google is working on two new Nexus smartphones that will be used to showcase Android 6.0 Marshmallow — one from Huawei, and a Nexus 5 sequel from LG that leaked over the weekend. Android 5.2 now natively supports the security measure as a way to log into apps. Both phones are probable to accommodate built-in fingerprint scanners.