The suspense (if there was any suspense) appears to be over. Google’s vice president of engineering for Android has posted a new picture on his Twitter feed that shows the iconic green Android robot standing outside Google’s campus and it’s holding a… wait for it…
— Dave Burke (@davey_burke) August 17, 2015
Shortly after Burke posted his picture, an Android Developer’s blog post went up that confirmed Marshmallow is the official name of the new software. The blog also announced the final preview version of Marshmallow is now available, as is the Android 6.0 software development kit.
Google for the past couple of years has been coy about which sweet treat it will use as the name of its latest major platform update. Android 5.0 Lollipop was unveiled as “Android L” before Google made the official announcement later. Other potential candidates for Android M apparently included Moon Pie, Meringue, Macaroon and Milkshake.