Android’s next update is called Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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Finally Google has announced the official name for its next major Android update. The update is officially called Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Android vice president of engineering, Dave Burke shared the name through his Twitter account on Monday.

The company placed a statue of a green droid holding the new dessert figurine at the lawn of its headquarters in Mountain View.

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Google has also released a SDK version of the new operating system for developers.

The company claims that Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is largely aimed at delivering stability and performance improvements.

The Android 6.0 users will also get new features like Android Pay, Tap on Now, app permissions manager, built-in support for fingerprint scanner, as well as support for the USB Type-C standard.

The new Android update also offers native support for the 64-bit ARMv8 architecture.

“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.” Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android.

 

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