Android 6.0 SDK is now available

Android Studio will help you find a tasty Marshmallow

Android 6.0 SDK
Credit: Stephen Glasskeys

Yesterday, Google finally revealed that M stands for Marshmallow, and passed along additional news for Android developers: Developer Preview 3 is available. This means programmers and enthusiasts can now get final APIs and the official Android 6.0 SDK.

And on the hardware front, Google added download links to Marshmallow Preview hardware system images. But, before you let your hopes balloon into stratospheric proportions, be aware that Google's only made a few ROMs available, and designed for just a handful of Nexus devices (5, 6, 9, Player).

That being said, if you are a programmer still anticipating on getting your hands on the SDK as soon as humanly possible, you're in luck: open Android Studio, select Configure, then SDK Manager, check the SDK 6.0 box, and install. That's it.

Android Studio, Configure, SDK Manager Stephen Glasskeys
Select Android 6.0 options Stephen Glasskeys

If you are comfortable using terminal, you can start SDK Manager with the android command (found under tools):  

# android 

And finally, to update the non-gui way, use this command:
# tools/android update sdk --no-ui

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