Today Google released the third developer preview for the M release and at the same time also reveals its official codename as well as final version name: Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The new version officially bumps up the API number to version 23.

The hardware device images for the Nexus 5, 6, 9 and Player are now available for download on the developer pages. Compared to the previous preview there is now a new and final permissions user interface as well improvements to the fingerprint API, with surely many more bugfixes and stability improvements.

The Android SDK has also been officially bumped up to version 6.0 which can now be updated via the SDK Manager. Documentation for all API 23 changes can now be found in the developer reference pages.

Source: Android developer blog

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  • Morawka - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    who cares about the freakin nexus 5.. enough already get a motorola phone
  • tipoo - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    Erm, well as new hardware, I'd like to give it a fair shot? Motorola is doing some cool things, but I can also wait a bit to see if the new Nexus 5 is better.
  • kspirit - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - link

    Moto X Style ain't even out yet. -_- Whatchu talking about?
  • tyger11 - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    Some time in October seems to be the consensus.
  • Gich - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    It felt more like a 5.x versione... whatever...
  • tipoo - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    And that's a good thing. Just like iOS 9, OSX 10.11, etc, they're slowing down new feature development to really optimize everything. It was needed. I'm glad both Google and Apple did this.
  • jjj - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    The final preview is 2 months ahead of last year's schedule and a couple of weeks later the final version arrived
    So we might see new Nexus devices at IFA.
  • Pissedoffyouth - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    Hopefully CM13 comes out soon, can't wait to try this out
  • mkozakewich - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    Now we can start guessing about N! Nougat? I can't even think of anything else. People seem to want Nutella.
  • boeush - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link


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