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Android final M preview coming to Nexus 5, 6, 9 and Nexus Player

The Android final M preview images for some Nexus device are now available for download. After the official reveal of Android Marshmallow, Google announced the final stage in the Android M developer preview. This version is probably the final preview we will get before the official launch of Android 6.0 rumored to come this fall.

 

Android M preview

 

 

What devices get the Android M preview 3 ?

As it happened with the previous developer preview editions, this version will be compatible with the following devices:

 

 

Android Nexus devices

 

 

If you have one of the devices, you can try the preview for yourself by downloading and flashing the TGZ files on Google’s Android Developer page. The OTA updates should arrive to most devices taking part in the test already.

 

The changes in this version are minimal, the most important changes in the final M preview being the adjustment of the permissions UI and the Fingerprint API. They should not affect the current review hardware. If you want to flash the changes over the current data without losing anything, you should wait a little longer for the OTA to directly reach your device.

 

Source: Android Developers

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[How to] Find the System UI tuner in the third developer preview of Android 6.0

When the third developer preview of the new Android Marshmallow OS was launched, everyone thought that the enchanting System UI Tuner was a goner. The truth is it’s just better hidden from sight this time, but you can still get to it, and we will tell you how.

 

System UI Tuner Marshmallow

 

 

If you flashed or received the most recent developer preview via OTA, you may have not noticed that there is a little gear icon in your settings shortcut on the toggle area. That little icon is very very important as you have to press it for about 5 seconds to activate or deactivate the System UI tuner. If you activate it, it will appear somewhere at the bottom of the settings app.

 

In order for the above advice to work however, you will need to have developer options enabled, although it could work with developer options disabled as well.

 

The System UI tuner allows users to change some granular features on their device, for example: remove unwanted icons from tray, add battery percentage in the battery bar on tray, or rearrange some quick settings.

 

This is a great feature that attracted praise from Android 6.0 preview users. It would be great if Google will keep it in the final release of Android Marshmallow.

 

You want to try the final developer preview for Android 6.0?

 

If you want to try the preview for the newest Android OS version and you have one of the compatible devices, you can download the flashable files from the links below, of wait for the OTA to get to you:

 

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Android Marshmallow IS the official name for Android 6.0

It’s official, the new Android M version is called Android Marshmallow! Many people on the Internet managed to guess the codename right ever since the update was announced, but there weren’t that many choices to pick from to begin with, to be honest.

 

Android Marshmallow

 

The announcement was made today when the newest statue was unveiled on the lawn in front of the Mountain View Google HQ in California, USA. Shortly after launch, the new Android Marshmallow statue was acknowledged as being a symbol for the official Android 6.0 OS version.

Starting today, a new Developer Preview (MPA44G) was made available and this is the final one (you can download it from here). It was released along with the official 6.0 SDK. This preview will rollout OTA-style or it can be manually flashed via factory images.

The new boot animation was also made available via the video below:

This is how the Android Marshmallow statue was created:

 

Source: Droid-Life