Similar to the approach that Google had taken last year with Lollipop, the company held off on revealing the official name of its latest mobile operating system when it announced Android M earlier this year. But the suspense—and I guess the endless dessert-name guessing on Twitter—ends today.

 

Android M is now officially Android Marshmallow, OS version 6.0, and here is the accompanying Android statue that was unveiled on Google’s campus to commemorate the event.


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Source: https://techradar.com/

 

Aside from the name reveal, Google also uploaded a behind-the-scenes video of how the statue came together. It might not be as grandiose as the surprise announcement of a Google-Kitkat partnership with Android Kitkat, nor as exciting as the visual overhaul of Android Lollipop, but Marshmallow is every bit as important in terms of user functionality. Some of the announced features include under-the-hood performance improvements, the addition of Android Pay, USB Type-C support, as well as a granular approach to app permissions reminiscent of iOS.

 

Google is rumored to be preparing to launch two Nexus smartphones this year to showcase Marshmallow. Older Nexus devices are expected to receive the update later this fall.