Android M is Marshmallow

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  • Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015

On the menu: Fingerprint support, Doze power saving mode and improved app management are some of the features users can expect with Marshmallow.

Google has christened the next version of Android as Marshmallow. It was was previously codenamed Android M.

“Whether you like them straight out of the bag, roasted to a golden brown exterior with a molten centre, or in fluff form, who doesn’t like marshmallows?” posted Android product manager Jamal Eason on the official Android Developers Blog.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow stays true to the naming convention the Internet search giant used for previous versions which were named after sugary delights such as Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, Kit Kat, and Lollipop.

The upcoming version of Android mobile operating system will have fingerprint support, Doze power saving mode, and improved method of managing permissions for apps.

The blog posting also announced the release of the final Android 6.0 SDK (software development kit) for download.

As usual, the Google Nexus devices -- including Nexus 5, 6, and 9, as well as Nexus Player, its home entertainment console -- will be the first to get the developer preview.

The upcoming release is expected to be rolled out sometime after September.

Lollipop, the current version, was released in November 2014.

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