Android Marshmallow Preview 3 (build Android Marshmallow MPA44G) is now available for download. We are closing in very fast on the official release, it is evident from the fact that we now have the full name (Android Marshmallow) rather than the code-name for this Android build. Also, this is the last iteration of Preview Builds released by Google that can be flashed on the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. You can find direct download links below for manually flashing the update, or you will have to wait for a few days before Google rolls out the software update via OTA (over-the-air).
This latest Android Marshmallow Developer Preview 3 brings an up-to-date code base and updated APIs where you can try and test your apps. The new Nexus system images have also received updates and have been refined to offer better testing capabilities without having an actual Nexus phone. Now that we have the full name, we can expect Android Marshmallow being released as a consumer update in the coming few weeks.
Here is a brief changelog provided by Google about the Android Marshmallow Preview 3 release:
- Android Platform Change:
- Final Permissions User Interface — we updated the permissions user interface and enhanced some of the permissions behavior.
- API Change:
- Updates to the Fingerprint API — which enables better error reporting, better fingerprint enrollment experience, plus enumeration support for greater reliability.
And here is what’s new in Preview 3 of Android Marhsmallow, according to Google:
The Developer Preview 3 update includes the up to date Marshmallow release platform code, and near-final APIs for you to validate your app. To provide more testing support, we have refined the Nexus system images and emulator system images with the Android platform updates. In addition to platform updates, the system images also include Google Play services 7.6.
Download Android Marshmallow MPA44G Preview 3 for Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9
Here are the direct links to download Android M Developer Preview, build MPA44G for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player.
Download Android Marshmallow MPA44G for Nexus 5: hammerhead-MPA44G-preview-3fff4cf7.tgz
Download Android Marshmallow MPA44G for Nexus 6: shamu-MPA44G-preview-6ad5fb56.tgz
Download Android Marshmallow MPA44G for Nexus 9: volantis-MPA44G-preview-7ff8343a.tgz
Download Android Marshmallow MPA44G for Nexus Player: fugu-MPA44G-preview-f9cc2862.tgz