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Android M's name is Marshmallow, and it's version 6.0


Google has given a name to its soon-to-be released operating system for its Android mobile devices: Marshmallow.

The moniker for the 6.0 version of the dominant mobile computing system follows a tradition of using sugary treats for Android including Lollipop (5.0), KitKat (4.4), Jellybean (4.1) and Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0).

Android Marshmallow includes a simpler approach to permissions (while giving users more granular control over what information apps can access), Google's new Android Pay mobile wallet platform, USB Type-C support, and a number of tweaks and improvements throughout the operating system. It succeeds Android 5.0 Lollipop, which brought significant user interface and visual changes to the software last year.

It's believed that Google is working on two new Nexus smartphones that will be used to showcase Android 6.0 Marshmallow — one from Huawei, and a Nexus 5 sequel from LG . Both phones are likely to include built-in fingerprint scanners, as Android 5.2 now natively supports the security measure as a way to log into apps.

All these sounds delicious, but they are names of Android OS version names.. Android 6.0 Marshmallow  joined the list recently.