Google has finally revealed the official name of the next version of Android. It’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow! Sorry muffin, milkshake and mango shake…
Marshmallow includes built-in support for finger print sensors, USB Type-C and power bank function. It also introduces Permissions control for apps, Doze power saver mode and lesser consumption of RAM.
Here’s the Android Logo with a Marshmallow:
Developers can now download the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Developer Preview for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. They have to make sure that their apps are compatible with Marshmallow.
Expect more apps to use finger print as an authentication method. You can also prevent apps from accessing the internet or your phone’s camera by managing its individual permissions. This will give headaches to developers since disabling one permission might render their apps unstable.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow might be officially launched to the general public by next month, September. We are also expecting a new Nexus smartphone to go along with it. By November, flagship smartphones should already have Marshmallow update.
Lastly, here’s the Android 6.0 Marshmallow psychedelic boot animation retrieved by Slashgear:
|This is what you’ll see upon turning on a smartphone running on Android Marshmallow.|