Next Android Version Will Be Called Marshmallow
Google has officially announced that the next Android version will be called Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Dave Burke, Android’s VP of Engineering took the wraps of the new name on twitter and later Google released the SDK for the new version on the developer blog.
Wikipedia defines Marshmallows as a sugar based candy that, in its modern form, typically consists of sugar, whipped to a spongy consistency, moulded into small cylindrical pieces, and coated with corn starch. As always, a green droid figurine with a marshmallow in its hands has been installed in lawns of Google’s Mountain View headquarters.
Coming to a more technically relevant analysis, the new Android Marshmallow won’t me a major deviant from Android Lollipop in terms of aesthetic appeal, but will include several cool functional enhancements.
Android Marshmallow gives granular app permission control to users, allows app to open Chrome Tabs on without switching windows, allow developers to add in-app links, will bring the slick Google Now on Tap feature, adds APIs for fingerprint scanner, support for USB Type C, a new RAM manager and much more.
“Whether you like them straight out of the bag, roasted to a golden brown exterior with a molten centre, or in fluff form, who doesn’t like marshmallows? We definitely like them,” wrote Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android in the blog post. “Since the launch of the M Developer Preview at Google I/O in May, we’ve enjoyed all of your participation and feedback. 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.”