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Months of speculation has been brought to an end as Google has finally unveiled the new statue for the upcoming Android M release. Now it’s official: M is for Marshmallow.
This may not come as a total surprise to many as Marshmallow has been the front-runner on the rumour mill for some time but with Google you never can be too sure until it’s official – they love to tease and troll.
Speaking of teasing, despite early indications from Google that Android M would be version 5.2 (such as the time 5:20 in demo mode on M preview), it turns out that Marshmallow will in fact be 6.0. The SDK for Android 6.0 has now been published which will allow developers to get their apps ready prior to the full release.
Google has also begun rolling out the third (and most likely final) Android M developer preview release. This update will become available via an OTA update to those already running M preview 2 over the next few days and the Nexus factory images are already uploaded to the Android developer page.
As for the full release date for Android 6.0, no one really knows yet but expect it to drop around October along with the new Nexus devices.
In the meantime, a video of the statue unveiling was posted to YouTube which you can see below:
So what do you think of the new name? Is it the sweetest Android treat yet or would something else have been more to your tastes?