Google on Monday announced a new addition to its alphabet. No, not that one. The company has given its next version of #Android its official moniker: Marshmallow.
The company gives its new versions of Android alphabetically advancing, sugar-inspired names such as Jelly Bean (4.2), KitKat (4.4) and Lollipop (5.0). As per usual, Google accompanied their official naming by revealing a sweet statue on the lawn at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Here’s a snap of the latest statue from the Twitter account of Dave Burke, the vice president of Engineering for Android:
Google offered some details about the upcoming system at its June developers conference, saying that its main objective is to polish Android and give it a more coherent feel across devices, and while moving between apps and the Web. Google has also said that Android Marshmallow will have improved voice control software.
A version of the system is available now to developers. Google is expected to roll out the new system to consumers in the fall; the timing of Android updates vary by hardware manufacturer.