At the Google I/O event back in May this year, Android M Preview was released, which will become the next flagship OS from the global Mobile Operating System giant. The preview was released with the mere name, M, which obviously stood for something; something in the delicacy family.
Android, as a tradition, names its operating system release names based on delicacies, such as Jelly Bean, and Gingerbread. Until the upcoming Android version is released and takes center stage, Android Lollipop is the boss, and runs on about 15% of smartphones in the Android ecosystem, according to official stats.
In a Google+ post today from Android, the official name for the upcoming Android release was shared with the world. The M, stands for, Marshmallow. Perhaps you were expecting the M to stand for Macintosh (if you’re an Apple-boy), and you’re disappointed? Well, Marshmallow is a delicacy, and until today, I never knew exactly what it was. Switched over to Wikipedia, and was satisfied to know I didn’t actually know or have seen before.
If your Android is currently running an old Android version, then brace yourself, for a new version is just over the horizon, and will ship to devices beginning with the Nexus line of handsets later this year. If you own one of these Google-backed handsets, then you can experience the sweetness of Marshmallows in the coming months, very soon.
Are you excited about the flagship Android?