Google names Marshmallow as the official treat for Android 6.0


At Google I/O 2015, Android M was introduced to the world. The software has been available in the form of a developer preview so that the team behind Android can work out any issues before launch later this year, but among the only things unknown about Android M were its version number and name. Would it be Android 5.5 or 6.0? Would it be called Milkshake or Marshmallow? Today, Google debuted Android M’s official version number and name.

The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system will be known as Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

[Infographic] Samsung highlights the Android M features it will bring to its devices

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The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphones were announced last week to varying degrees of excitement, depending on if the device you want is launching in your region. Not everyone wants to upgrade to a new handset, though, which means that many Samsung fans are wondering what new features the eventual Android M firmware update will bring to eligible devices.

Alcatel OneTouch working to issue Stagefright patch for the Idol 3


Sometime next week, Alcatel OneTouch will push a security update to its flagship device. The Idol 3 will receive a software update “on or around August 10” to address Android’s Stagefright vulnerability. Alcatel OneTouch is following Google’s lead in issuing a fix for the vulnerability.

Owners of the Idol 3 located in the United States will be first to receive the security update.

Expect Nexus devices to receive monthly security updates from now on


Amid the concerns of Android’s Stagefright vulnerability, Google has commented on the protection of its own devices. Nexus devices ranging from the Nexus 7 to the Nexus 6 will now be covered by monthly security updates. The company pointed out that Android being open source means that potential security risks can be identified and addressed by anyone to strengthen the platform.

Sony starts pushing out update for the Xperia M4 Aqua in Asia and Europe to fix overheating issues


Sony is currently rolling out an update for the dual-SIM variant of the Xperia M4 Aqua in Asia and Europe to fix the heating issues that some users have been experiencing. This bumps the build number up to 26.1.B.2.102 and comes a couple of weeks after the company acknowledged that the integrated Snapdragon 615 chipset was the reason for the devices overheating problem.