Google finally gave us a name for Android M this morning and many of us were right, it is indeed Marshmallow! Perhaps a bit more surprising is that the version number of Marshmallow is slated to be Android 6.0. With the naming convention and version number came a shiny new bug-droid statue unveiling and a new set of developer preview images to flash on Nexus devices. We are now in the third iteration of the preview for Marshmallow, which Google says is a small incremental update. This update brings the Marshmallow SDK needed for developers to begin transitioning their apps and uploading to Google Play.
The Android M text is replaced by Android 6.0 in the latest preview. We still have the same boring shrugging face, no new fancy easter egg just yet. Google has added a wrench icon next to the Settings icon (in the notification shade) to let you know that you have System UI tuner enabled. It also appears that Google has removed System UI tuner from Developer Options. In order to enable the UI Tuner you now need to long press the Settings icon in the notification shade.
There is a cool new boot animation for Marshmallow…I dare to even call it sexy, but it is an inanimate object so I won’t do that:
We also have a full collection of new wallpapers for Marshmallow. If you are interested in grabbing those, you can find them at this link. You can also grab the 3rd developer preview here for your Nexus 5, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9. We’re going to be going over any further changes we find in Marshmallow, feel free to drop us a comment if you notice anything we haven’t listed yet. This post will be updated if we find anymore interesting stuff!
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