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And the sweet new nickname for Android M is …

And the sweet new nickname for Android M is …
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Ever since the third version of Android, Google has nicknamed its mobile operating system after tasty pastries and snacks. There was Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean, KitKat, Lollipop, and now Android M.

This fun and yummy tradition started back in 2009 with the release of Android Cupcake. Now, we've worked our way through Android operating system "C" through "L" and it's time to move on to Android M.

Android developers released the name of the latest operating system that's perfect for the summer fireworks, campsites and nights spent by a bonfire. Android Marshmallow is what developers decided to call it, and we couldn't be more pleased with the name (and in need of s'mores).

Android Marshmallow is set to be unleashed on the public later this year, most likely around the end of September. People over at Camp Android have kept most details under wraps but there is a test version out for app, game and Web developers, much like Apple does with its beta versions.

Even though we don't know much about Marshmallow, we do know that the newest operating system update will have Google's Android Pay mobile wallet, additional USB connectivity and a number of other tweaks to the operating system. Since Android Lollipop contained more of a visual overhaul, we're suspecting that Marshmallow will be addressing software and internal improvements.

Here's a sneak peek of Android Marshmallow for those of you who can't wait to get your hands on it.

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