Keeping with the theme of naming Android releases after sugary treats, Google has revealed that version 6.0 of the software — now used on more than a billion devices worldwide — will be known as Marshmallow.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the successor to Lollipop, the name Google gave to versions 5.0 and 5.1 of the operating system that powers smartphones, tablets, TVs and other devices.
The new version is expected to be ready in the next three months, and will be rolled out to supported Google Nexus devices first. Android device manufacturers such as Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei and HTC are expected to make the release available to customers of their high-end devices in the months following Marshmallow’s release.
Developers can already download a preview version of the software.
New features in Android 6.0 include integrated support for fingerprint sensor technology and direct sharing between Android devices. — (c) 2015 NewsCentral Media