Android 6.0 Marshmallow is official! Final developer preview available for Nexus 5, 6, 9 and Android Player

Earlier today, Google officially announced the name and a version number for the next version of Android operating system. Android M, which was previewed during Google I/O 2015, is now officially called Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Google’s new mascot for Android 6.0 Marshmallow was unveiled near the Android HQ building in California.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The final developer preview of Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available for three Nexus devices – LG Nexus 5, Motorola Nexus 6, and HTC Nexus 9 – and for the ASUS Android Player. This will be the last preview build before the RTM version is provided to OEMs and brands.

Android Marshmallow follows the same Material brings for the UI with very little changes upfront. However, it brings improved performance, thanks to better RAM management, improving standby as well as battery endurance using Doze feature. It also brings features like native support for fingerprint sensors and USB Type-C connectors, an app permission manager, and an ability to reverse charge other devices.

With Android 6.0, users can format external memory cards as internal storage partition, so all the apps can take advantage of the increased storage size of the device. Low-end devices like Android One smartphones that have limited internal storage space can take full advantage of this feature.

Developers can upload their Android 6.0 compatible apps to the Google Play Store as the official SDK is live as well. The final version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow should be available for Nexus devices this fall, which could be anytime in the next three months. Google might launch two new Nexus devices later this year – LG Nexus 5 (2015) and Huawei Nexus 6 – that come preinstalled with Android 6.0.


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August 18, 2015 5:27 pm 5:27 PM

The main demerits of Android os is resources hungry and power hungry . same specification windows phone provide a decent battery life but in case of android it falls . Android os is a big hit only for its plystore .

August 19, 2015 8:37 am 8:37 AM

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August 18, 2015 12:44 pm 12:44 PM

Instead of releasing new OS versions every few months, Google should try to provide the new improved features to the users of its OS through updates.

August 18, 2015 12:29 pm 12:29 PM

any idea what will be minimum internal space required for android M? I guess handsets with 8GB internal space will run out of space.

August 18, 2015 3:48 pm 3:48 PM

8 GB space is too much. Even Android one phones with 4 GB internal space will work fine, because it was Google’s promise to give updates.

August 18, 2015 5:20 pm 5:20 PM

for stock android ROM 8 GB is more then enough but for custom ROM such as xiaomi MI UI requires lot more space due to so many added features. so I think custom ROM will eat most of space out of 8GB.