After announcing that Android M will be called Marshmallow, it appears that Google is now relaxing rules for OEMs when it comes to pre-installed Google apps. The biggest indicator of this new change is the fact that the Google set apps on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 no longer comes with the Google + app. Of course, given that Google has been slowly killing off Google + ( a Google Plus sign-in is no longer required for instance to comment on YouTube), this could be the reason the app is missing from Note 5.
But it would that there’s more to this saga of Google reducing the number of pre-installed suite of apps that OEMs have to install. According to a report on AndroidCentral, Google has tweaked rules for OEMs and certain apps are no longer mandatory for phone makers to get their version of Android approved.