Google’s Android says M is for ‘Marshmallow’

August 17, 2015, 9:27 PM UTC
Google's Android mobile OS.
Google's Android mobile OS.
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After making it clear that “G is for Google,” the company now owned by Alphabet has decided that “M” is for “Marshmallow.”

Google (GOOG) confirmed in a blog post on Monday that the new version of its Android mobile operating system, previously known just as Android M or Android 6.0, will be called Marshmallow. The sweet moniker is the latest in a line of sugary nicknames for versions of the company’s mobile operating system, including, most recently, Android Lollipop, which was released last summer was preceded by KitKat, JellyBean, Ice Cream Sandwich, and . . . you get the picture.

Android product manager Jamal Eason wrote a blog post today announcing the name and the arrival of the final developer preview of the OS. App developers can download the latest version starting today, but the consumer version won’t be available until the fall.

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