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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  • barleyguy - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    That's an appetizer, not a dessert. :-)
  • boeush - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    Bah, you're such an ageist. For some people, it's their breakfast, lunch, dinner, desert, and snack allnin one (well, technically two, usually, even if only ever one at a time...)

  • Impulses - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

  • Gigaplex - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - link

    Pretty sure Nutella is trademarked.
  • Gich - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - link

    And KitKat was not? They just need an agreement...
  • dragonsqrrl - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    I'm still waiting for Lollipop on my Moto X....
  • kspirit - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - link

    Probably shouldn't have bought a carrier controlled device then.
  • dragonsqrrl - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - link

    Many carriers updated the Moto X in a timely manner. Motorola took longer than expected to roll out Lollipop, particularly to the Moto X 2013.
  • tipoo - Saturday, August 22, 2015 - link

    Huh, my first gen Moto G has been rocking Android L officially for months. It was on Telus/Koodo, there was a bit of a wait after Motorola released L before the carrier caught on, but not too bad, just a few weeks.
  • HardwareDufus - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    N will be NutterButter

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