Android M is now officially a Marshmallow. SDK 6.0 is now also available for developers

Written by AndrewH

Up so far the following iteration of Android has simply been known as Android M. That, however, has changed today as Google has made it official that Android 6.0 will be called Android Marshmallow. Along with the new name, the brand new developer preview is now available as well as the new SDK 6.0 for developers.

This will be the last developer preview before the final release happens for Android Marshmallow. Anyone with Developer Preview 2 install ought to be getting a notification to set up Preview 3 now with an OTA update. All devices supported for the second preview will also be supported here with Preview 3. If you are new to installing developer previews, you can study how you can install it from the Android Developer’s website here.

The SDK has all of the new APIs developers will have to start developing for this newest version update for Android, or bringing support to already established applications and games. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, you can do so with the SDK Manager within Android Studio. Google Play can also be now accepting apps and games using the new APIs.

For all the non-developers available, it should not be too long before we see the soft deliciousness of Marshmallow visiting your device. You can thank Google revealing all this using their new statue outside their main building. Android Marshmallow has a lot of new features and improvements, we are messing with them within the next week.

Download: Android Marshmallow builds