Android M 6.0 is officially called Marshmallow

Android M 6.0 is officially called Marshmallow

Google has just announced that Android M will be officially called Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The Developer Preview 3 has been released and the official Android 6.0 SDK is actually now available for download. The preview images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 are near final but they are not yet intended for consumer use. Google has already advised developers to upload their Android Marshmallow apps to Google Play.


Features mentioned for Marshmallow are the redesigned permissions model, native support for fingerprint recognition, and Doze power saving mode.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is set to be released to the public around September. Those who would like to try out the Developer Preview will have to download the factory images and manually flash their Nexus devices.


Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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3 Responses

  1. andre says:

    The biggest problem shaping up for Android is the ability to patch phone security issues. It doesn’t matter that Android is so-called “open source,” if you don’t get updated/patched firmware from your phone manufacturer, it’s all useless. For example, how many phones have been patched against the Stagefright vulnerability? Google says they’ve released the patch but that means nothing if it doesn’t get into the phones of users.

    Who knows, baka ito ang pagkakataon ng Windows Mobile na makasingit… ;)

  2. andre says:

    Sabagay problema rin ng Windows Phone yung patching issue. Pag luma na phone mo, malabo na yan…parang Android din. That’s why I gave up on my old Windows Phone 7.5 unit and switched to Android.

    iOS ang pinakamagaling ang support kahit sa lumang phones. We might think Apple is exclusivist or elitist, pero ang phone units nila kahit ilang taon na, most likely binibigyan pa rin ng update samantalang mga Android peers ng iPhone model na yun ay matagal nang nabaon sa limot sa support.

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