M Is For Marshmallow! Android Reveals The Name For 6.0 OS
Milkshake, M&Ms, macaroon – we’ve done our best guessing, but the results are in and it’s Marshmallow.
We got to learn quite a lot about the mysterious Android M in late May, at Google’s I/O conference. However, even though some of the new operating system’s key features were unveiled back then, the full name of the new Android 6.0 was still a mystery. Hints were dropped, followed by debates and discussions – but until just about now we did not know the definite answer. Now we do.
The next question on everyone’s mind was “why Marshmallow”? Google has never gone into detail about the naming process for its Android software, nor why or how the dessert theme was picked. However, this video may help shed some light on the secretive and creative naming process going on behind the thick Google’s walls.
Android 6.0 is planned to be released this fall and soon enough we will get to experience the new software past the name.
As a review of what we have written about before, here’s a sum up of the most notable features to be seen in Android Marshmallow.
1. App Permissions
The new OS will give you a more personilized control of your applications’ permissions, letting you choose what you want to allow and what to restrict. What’s more, you’ll be able to revoke the permission you have given before.
The new battery saving feature will automatically save your device into sleep mode, thus making it use less battery. Google has lots of hope for the feature, stating that devices with Android M will last two and a hald times longer than those with Android L.
3. Android Pay
The new mobile payment system will work in selected points of sale with compatible NFC devices and is expected to make financial transactions way easier and quicker for all Android users.
4. Now On Tap
Expected to be the biggest change to the new OS, Google Now On Tap will let you ask Google Now questions without leaving the current app you are working with. Google Now On Tap will also gove suggestions, based on the information you are looking at on your phone.
5. Android M FingerPrint Support
Quite a self explanatory security feature, that will also help out with Android Pay.