Android M stands for Marshmallow.
Google today officially declared the name of new Android version 6.0, calling it Marshmallow, which was till now known as Android M. Also the company has also released the “near-final” SDK version of the new operating system for developers. In that announcement page of the SDK it is pointed to the new Android operating system version as Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
This new Android update is going to have some key new features. Android Pay, a revamped mobile payments service, will let people pay for goods both in apps and at retail stores using their phones. Google has been working on mobile payments for the past few years with a service called Google Wallet. The feature which will continue to exist but has changed its focus to letting people make money transfers in small amounts initially never caught on with consumers. Android Marshmallow will also include a new feature for the search giant’s digital assistant Google Now, called Now On Tap. The feature lets you access Google Now by holding the home button on your phone, similar to what Apple lets you do with its own assistant, Siri. With Now on Tap, Google reaches into its trove of data on users to give them useful information based on what they are doing at the time. That includes understanding what email you’re reading or knowing what dry cleaner you use.
Its rumored that company is going to release two new Nexus smartphones at the sidelines of Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s official release. It directly points to the Huawei’s Nexus and LG’s Nexus which means these will release soon.
On their official blog Google talked about the new features of Android Marshmallow.
here are the changes:
- Android Platform Change:
- Final Permissions User Interface — we updated the permissions user interface and enhanced some of the permissions behavior.
- API Change:
- Updates to the Fingerprint API — which enables better error reporting, better fingerprint enrollment experience, plus enumeration support for greater reliability.-
Also there are few API change, below is show the method:
Updates to the Fingerprint API – which enables better error reporting, better fingerprint enrollment experience, plus enumeration support for greater reliability.
Now lets wait and watch how this new version of Android namely Marshmallowand then something can be can be deduced about the update.