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Android M, the newest iteration of Google’s flagship mobile OS, announced in May at the Google I/O event, has finally been named. Ladies and gentlemen, I present Marshmallow.

It joins a very peculiar list of drool inducing names like Cup Cake, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat and Lollipop. Initially, we thought it was going to be called Muffin. Then we cooked up Malai Barfi. I believed for sure it would be Mango. Someone guessed Malware and we had a good laugh. One dummy at the back of the room suggested Marshmallow but we stared him down. Guess the joke was on us.

The SDKs and final preview versions rolled out yesterday for developers, signalling the advent of the full upgrade which will be sometime in October, November, hopefully.

Addressing developers on the official android blog, Android Product Manager, Jamal 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.” So developers can start checking their old apps for cross fit and potential bugs and also get comfortable with the new features Marshmallow will afford them.

Marshmallow will be the 6th full android upgrade i.e. v6.0.

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