After months Google has finally revealed that the M in Android M stands for Android Marshmallow.
And we have Marshmallow, folks! Repeat, we have marshmallow! pic.twitter.com/7ne07U86nG
— Brandon Jones (@Tojiro) August 17, 2015
This Android 6.0 update was first previewed at Google’s I/O conference earlier this year and is set for release this “fall” (around September in South Africa). Android favours the sweeter things in life, previously calling its system version names like Cupcake, Froyo, Jelly Bean KitKat, Lollipop ,etc. and, seeing as Android is making its way down the alphabet and M was its next letter, Android Marshmallow was the obvious choice.
Android Marshmallow will also be the final version of Google’s Android 6.0 SDK (Software Developer Kit) and a final Marshmallow software preview version that can be downloaded on Nexus devices. Google went on to say that:
The preview images are near final but they are not intended for consumer use. Remember that when Android 6.0 Marshmallow launches to the public later this fall, you’ll need to manually re-flash your device to a factory image to continue to receive consumer OTA updates for your Nexus device.