Mountain view - Google had already given a hint several days back to launch the next version of Android. It has been a super trending alphabetically names allotted till now & hence this time it is ‘M’. There were lots of guessing on the official Google Page, Twitter groups, Facebook teams, etc. Some of them were : Muffin, Malt Ball, Milkshake, Mango Lassi, Moon Pie and many more. Everybody was enthusiastic to know the official name to be formally given.
Android Marshmallow 6.0Thus, on Monday evening Google gave the proper name to the latest version of Android ‘Marshmallow’. It is really saccharine sweet name which is adored by the Android users all around the world. From the time when Android launched its beta version of Operating System in November 2007 ,it has always been in the news whenever it releases its next up gradation. The most recent Android update is Android Lollipop that was released on 3rdNovember,2014.
List of All Android VersionsThe Android has obtained fame in giving the name to its version from Version 1 & the alphabetically updates are as follows:
- Cupcake (Version 1.5)
- Donut (Version 1.6)
- Éclair (Version 2.0-2.1)
- Froyo (Version 2.2-2.2.3)
- Gingerbread (Version 2.3-2.3.7)
- Honeycomb (Version 3.0-3.2.6)
- Ice Cream Sandwich (Version 4.0-4.0.4)
- Jelly Bean (Version 4.1-4.3.1)
- KitKat (Version 4.1-4.3.1)
- Lollipop (Version 5.0-5.1.1)
- Marshmallow (Version 6.0/Developer Preview 3)
It will be interesting to see what update Google has to give in Marshmallow because it is considered to be the best name till now so obviously they will be trying to give an elite experience to the users. Indian fans were shattered as ‘Mango Lassi’ was rumored to be among several candidates in Android’s hall of fame name. The huge announcement was done by Google Employee Brandon Jones. He twitted with a clicked photo showing the statue of the Android Marshmallow on the lawns of Google office. This speeded like anything & now Indians will have to wait probably for ‘N’. After 5 minutes of the announcement, the name was also cropped and teased in the Android SDK. An Executive of Google weaved on a company blog
"Whether you like them straight out of the bag, roasted to a golden brown exterior with a molten center, or in fluff form, who doesn't like marshmallows? We definitely like them! Today with the final Developer Preview update (of Android M), we're introducing the official Android 6.0 SDK and opening Google Play for publishing your apps that target the new API level 23 in Android Marshmallow."
The officials confirmed that the beta form is only available to the developers and the final version of this OS will be released at the end of 2015. Google Nexus devices is likely to have the latest Marshmallow when it will be launched in couple of months. They also said that Marshmallow will be a step forward to Lollipop in terms of design, UI, functionality & improving the fixing bugs capacity than Android Lollipop. Fingerprint Scanner and USB C technologies is said to be added in the newly updated version M.
Though Earlier it was suggested that M may be Milkshake because David Burke (Vice President of Android) was with his watch face showing a milkshake glass. But he rejected such rumors and said that he had another 4-5 more desserts as his favorites.
Dated 3rd September,2013 Google had 1 billion active Android devices worldwide. Android devices accounted for almost 60% of smartphone and tablet worldwide, 69% for China & 41% in US. It is increasing in numbers on and on since it is having the biggest reputed company of the world (Apple) as competitor.