It’s Marshmallow! Official name of Android M

What were the name guesses of ‘Android M’ that occupied most of us when Google created a suspense three months ago at the launch of the Android M Developer Preview at Google I/O in May. Muffin?, or Mango shake?, Milkshake?, Malt ball?, Moon Pie?, Macaroon?, or is it Mars?, Marshmallow?”

Yes its Marshmallow…


After long wait Google just announced Android M is named as ‘Marshmallow‘; it is the 13th Google’s Android operating system. Google revealed the ‘Marshmallow’ by following its ritual of keeping the statue of Android robot with a Marshmallow in his hand.

Google has maintained its typical tradition of naming the dominant mobile Android operating system by the names of sugary delights in alphabetical order, starting from:

  • Angelcake – 1.0
  • Battenberg – 1.1
  • Cupcake – 1.5
  • Donut – 1.6
  • Eclair – 2.0
  • Froyo – 2.2
  • Gingerbread – 2.3
  • Honeycomb – 3.0
  • Ice Cream Sandwich – 4.0
  • Jelly Bean – 4.1
  • KitKat – 4.4
  • Lollipop – 5.0

Get your apps ready for Android Marshmallow

After the final Developer Preview, the official Android 6.0 Software Developer Toolkit (SDK) is now available for download from the Android Studio. With this Google also opened the gates of Google Play for publishing apps that target the new API level 23 in Android Marshmallow. Developers aiming to develop or update applications for Android can now download the software development kit. For the consumers to experience the taste of Marshmallow, they have to wait till its availability in the Q3 2015.

What are new features in Android Marshmallow

  • Strong Security Mechanism and APIs
  • Support for Fingerprint Sensors
  • Includes Power Saving Mode called Doze
  • Rationalized Permission Model
  • Android Pay
  • Web Experience & app links

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