According to Google, the next version of it widely used operating system, Android will be called Marshmallow.
But while the name might sound or look silly, Android is serious business for Google. The software powers more than 80 percent of the world’s smartphones, from manufacturers including Samsung, HTC and Motorola. The software is also a gateway for Google to get people to use the company’s services like search, maps, YouTube more often on their phones.
The software update will have some key new features. Android Pay, a revamped mobile payments service, will let people pay for goods both in apps and at retail stores using their phones. Google has been working on mobile payments for the past few years with a service called Google Wallet. The feature — which will continue to exist but has changed its focus to letting people make money transfers in small amounts — initially never caught on with consumers.
Below is historical names of Android version so far:
– Ice Cream Sandwich
– Jelly Bean