Developers and users can now install Android 6.0 SDK thanks to today’s announcement. Along with announcing that Android M will be named Android Marshmallow, the search engine giant has released the latest SDK and Preview Images. The new API Level 23 is finally available and it comes with all the latest features detailed during Google I/O held earlier this year. This SDK release also marks new Android Marshmallow 6.0 emulator images that can be installed on your computer for testing purposes. And for you Nexus device users, download Android 6.0 Marshmallow Developer Preview!
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is a refinement to the major overhaul Google introduced via Android Lollipop. Components have been fine tuned, the User Interface has been made more fluid and bugs have been squashed. It’s essential that the developer community follows the latest guidelines and make apps accordingly. To do all of this, the SDK plays a vital role and now that it is available, developers can finally start making tweaks to existing apps.
Android 6.0 SDK Features
Here is what has changed with the new Android 6.0 SDK release:
Hardware and emulator system images
Run and test your apps on Nexus 5, 6, 9, and Player (for TV), as well as emulator.
Latest platform code
We’ll provide multiple updates during the Preview, so you’ll be testing against the latest platform changes.
Updates delivered by OTA
You can get updates over-the-air, once you’ve flashed a device to the initial preview.
New behaviors and capabilities
Start work early to support new platform behaviors such as the new runtime permissions model and power-saving features.
Priority window for developer-reported issues
During the first several weeks we’ll give priority to developer-reported issues, so test and give feedback as soon as possible.
Download Android 6.0 SDK
You can download the new Android 6.0 SDK from the Android Developers website here: Download Android 6.0 SDK.