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Google’s product manager for Android, Jamal Eason, revealed in a blog post earlier this week that the new version of Android will be called Marshmallow. The upcoming Android 6.0 was nicknamed M until now and was available to developers since May this year.

In his blog post, Eason wrote,

“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.”

The new version promises a host of new improvements which include improved battery life, more control over app permissions and Android Pay, Google’s new mobile payments platform.

During this year’s I/O Developers conference, Google had said that Android 6.0 would be the “most polished Android release to date.”

Because of the widespread criticism that Google received during last year’s buggy roll out of Android Lollipop, it might take some extra time to make sure the Marshmallow rolls out as smoothly as possible.

There has been no official word from Google as to the exact release date of the new version, but the fact that the final developer preview update is out signals that Marshmallow may be available for users soon.


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