Android M Official Name Revealed

Following the release of Android M Developer Preview 2 over one month ago, Google has officially announced the latest update coming to Android M, the company's latest and greatest mobile operating system, including the official name of the upcoming Android build.

Google has officially announced that Android M, the successor to last year's Android Lollipop, will now be called Android Marshmallow version number 6.0. The company has also released a new build of Android Marshmallow, Android Marshmallow Developer Preview 3 featuring:

  • Under-the-hood enhancements
  • New Wallpapers
  • New Bootanimation
  • New Animation for Now On Tap (not working yet)
  • System UI tuner can now be activated by long pressing the setting icon on the notification center 
  • The Homescrren can no longer be rotated on smartphones 
  • New options for USB configuration under Developer option
Reminder: Google calls this build a near-final system images, and for those concerned about the Stagefright vulnerability, this new build of Android Marshmallow has patched it.

Android Marshmallow Developer Preview 3 is now rolling out on Nexus 5, 6, 9, and Nexus Player devices for developers as well as anyone willing to try what the next Android release has to offer.