Some people may or may not know, but Android's nearly every version has been named after a candy or dessert in alphabetical order, starting with the letter "c."
(The first two versions were just called Alpha and Beta.)
Android's vise president of engineering, Hiroshi Lockheimer , said behind the scenes " It's really technically tasty treats, but some people think they're dessert-themed" .
Android insiders widely believed that the next version would be called "Macadamia Nut Cookie" but the announcement of Marshmallow was a bit surprising.
Google has played Android-naming games before in 2013, Google assigned the name "Kit Kat," when everyone thought "Key Lime Pie" was a done-deal.
In doing something, fun and unexpected Nestle and Google made a last-minute deal.
Lockheimer said, "A lot of people throw in their ideas -- internally as well as externally," . Android Marsmallow will launch to the public in the fall, Google gave the
final version to developers on monday during Google's I/O conference, they got a first look at the new operating system back in may.
Including moderninze basic features and squashing a ton of bugs, Android Marsmallow focuses on subtle improvements to the user experiences.
The biggest addition is Android Pay, Google's latest take on mobile payments.
It's pretty similar to Apple (AAPL, Tech30) Pay, and a big improvement over Google Wallet, the companies earlier attempt at a mobile wallet.
Some other improvements include more control over data what users share with apps with a new permissions tool. In Marsmallow, there are battery saving features,
as well as a new tool by which we can open Chrome browser tabs directly inside apps instead of asking users to choose between Chrome and an app.
Android's sugary names includes :
7. Ice Cream Sandwich
8. Jelly Bean
9. Kit Kat
11 ...and now, we have Marshmallow.