Android M is Officially Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Android M is Officially Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Yea, OK. I guess this is a thing now. Remember back in the Gingerbread days, as well as the Ice Cream Sandwich/Jellybean/KitKat days, they would go a couple years between whole number upgrades to Android? I guess not anymore. There are three major stories here. One is that Android M officially stands for Android Marshmallow. Another is that the final developer preview was released today for Nexus 5, 6, 9, and Player. Finally, that Android…

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Hands On with Android M Developer Preview 2

Hands On with Android M Developer Preview 2

As you may or may not have heard, Google released a second Android M developer preview. This is actually the third hands on video with Android M. The first one was the one where I poked fun at how Android updates don’t get new features and they only get “under the hood” changes. The second one was where I showed the actual under the hood changes and actually ate my words a bit. Now, it’s…

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Hands On with Android M Part 2: Performance Improvements

Hands On with Android M Part 2: Performance Improvements

By Rich W Woods A couple days ago, I posted a hands on video with the Android M developer preview. I pointed out that, as with all Android updates, there are really no new features. As Android fans love to point out, it’s all “under the hood”. Even though I said it in the video, people still seemed to want a video where I show those “under the hood” performance improvements. For this video, I…

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Hands On with Android M

Hands On with Android M

By Rich W Woods Recently, I got my hands on a Nexus 9. I’ve always been a fan of 4:3 aspect ratio tablets. I was very excited to see one with Android, but that’s not the point here. I had to see what Android M was all about. I also installed the Android M developer preview on the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, which is AOSP, so you really get to see the difference between stock…

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You Can Now Flash Android M Preview on your Sony Xperia

You Can Now Flash Android M Preview on your Sony Xperia

By Rich W Woods You read that title correctly. Sony is all in on Android M, providing developer previews for a number of Xperia devices. The devices include the Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, Z2, Z2 Tablet, Z1, Z1 Compact, Z Ultra, Z, ZL, Tablet Z, E3, M2, T2 Ultra, T3, L, and S. You can grab the instructions to install the Android M developer preview on your Xperia right here. Warning:…

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