Google Just Made Android 6.0 Marshmallow Official

    Earlier today, Google employee Jeff Sharkey already teased that the search giant will unveil its new statue along with the name of the newest version of Android.

    And finally Dave Burke from Google made Android Marshmallow 6.0 official.

    Google Just Made Android 6.0 Marshmallow Official

    Along with the announcement, the Android creator also released the final M Developer Preview (MPA44G) for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9. The images are up, but there will also be over-the-air (OTA) updates for those not interested in flashing images.

    On the official Google Android developer's blog, the company announced, "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."

    How to Get the Update

    Reportedly, developers are encouraged to test the new permission model for app updates and installs, and official support for fingerprint sensors and a power saving mode are also available.

    The final APIs are incremental; there's nothing significantly different from the last preview build, says Google. Developers can also take advantage of Google's new beta testing program for Marshmallow-ready apps published to Google Play.

    Here are the download links for each device.

    Android M: What's New?

    Well, you can expect an all new revamped mobile payment system -- Android Pay which will lt the users pay via their smartphones.

    At the same time, Google's digital assistant Google Now will get a major game-changing upgrade with ‘Now On Tap.' This feature will let you access Google Now by holding the home button on your phone, similar to Apple's Siri.

    Along with improved battery life management, intuitive web experience, Android M also features a new app drawer, with a white background, that now scrolls vertically instead of horizontally. Moreover, you will get four most recently used apps on the menu bar on top.


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