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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  • DCide - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    I like marshmallows in my hot coco, but this name doesn't inspire images of anything solid or substantial (even as candy goes).
  • Armisael - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    Yeah, macaroon seemed like a better name to me.

    At least it isn't molasses.
  • LordConrad - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    I was also thinking macaroon. Marshmallow is not a dessert or a candy, it's an ingredient.
  • pewterrock - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    You must not be from the U.S. It is a dessert here.
  • littlebitstrouds - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    ^ +1
  • LordConrad - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - link

    I live in Florida. We use marshmallows on or in food, not as a food.
  • HisDivineOrder - Friday, August 21, 2015 - link

    Never heard of roasting marshmallows around a fire? ;) You take a marshmallow, you jam it on the end of a stick you picked up in the woods, and you stick it over until a roaring bonfire until (or pit) until it's brown, black, or carcinogenic. Depending on your preference.
  • jakeuten - Saturday, September 19, 2015 - link

    "carcinogenic" omg.
  • name99 - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - link

    Hell, in certain parts of the US marshmallow isn't even a candy, it's vegetable...
  • sonny73n - Friday, August 21, 2015 - link

    Whatever it is, I hope it'll let me have control over the apps permissions. It's way beyond me that here we are in the U.S., a country stands for human rights, yet our privacy has been violated over and over but no one's doing a damn thing about it. I mean wtf, take Need for Speed Most Wanted for instance, I must grant this racing game app full permissions to my phone calls, my contacts and my SD card (external included?) for me to be able to install it. It doesn't make any sense at all.

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