Android 'M' Is for Marshmallow, Final Preview Build Released
Google today officially named the next version of its mobile operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The company had strongly implied that Marshmallow would be the final name in a teaser video released last week. In addition to revealing the new operating system's name, Google made the Android 6.0 SDK available to developers, which contains an updated set of APIs. This final version takes advantage of newer, more power efficient fingerprint APIs and finalizes the permissions user interface. Last, Google is pushing out what it says is the final preview version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow to developers and testers. Google is expected to make Android 6.0 Marshmallow available to the general public in September or October.
Jul 24, 2017
Google today made Android O Developer Preview 4 available to application developers and said this is the final preview before Google releases Android O to consumers later this year. This build contains the final user interface system behaviors, the latest bug fixes and optimizations, and the final set of APIs.
Jun 8, 2017
Google today released all the tools developers need to create applications and update apps for Android O. The company made the final Android O APIs available through an updated SDK.
Mar 28, 2018
Google today released the first developer preview of Wear OS, the renamed platform for smartwatches and other wearables. Importantly, this developer preview brings with it support for Android P features.
Jan 24, 2017
Google today made the final preview of Android Wear 2.0 available to developers. Google is expected to release the new wearable platform to the public — alongside new smartwatches — at some point in early February.
Mar 21, 2017
Google today announced the first preview of Android O, the unnamed next version of its core mobile operating system. This early version of Android O brings with it a handful of new features that clearly target developers and device makers more so than end users.