Google finally revealed Android N, which is Android Nougat, not Nutella, the name predicted by most of Android lovers before. 
Google revealed Android Nougat on June 30th , 2016, Google asked for suggestion for the name during Google IO in May. As we already know Android Nougat will have cool features like Multi-Window Support, The Notification Shade, Improvement in Doze Mode,  Better Data Saving, and new settings menu.

Android Nougat which will be available later this summer, can be downloaded as beta from google developer website. Android Nougat preview is available for Nexus5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player.

Google announced today that name of new Android M is Marshmallow. Next version is believed to be released this fall. With the announcement of Android M Developer Preview in May at Google IO, the guessing started for the name of next version of Android. However Android M was called Android Macadamia Nut Cookie (or MNC in short) internally as seen during Android 6.0 SDK update, Google officially announced that it’s Android Marshmallow.

New android version will have several enhancements over the Lollipop version. Besides new exciting features include, better permission management, Android Pay and USB Type-C support.

Android Marshmallow will be released soon with new Nexus Devices form LG and Huawei. 

In May, Google Announced new version of Android operating system ‘Android M’ which is now named Marshmallow. With the release of Android M Developer Preview during the Google IO earlier this year, we got a glimpse of what is being cooked as new Android version and after a couple of Developer Preview updates We finally have final Developer Preview version of System images available for Nexus devices. That means Android Marshmallow is coming soon. With the release of Android version, another exciting part is the Nexus device.There have been rumors that Huawei is manufacturing the next nexus device. But recently Business Korea wrote about LG releasing next Nexus phone in October. So, the chances are, we will have two nexus phones each form LG and Huawei.

After huge fame of Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, Nexus 6 couldn’t come at the same level of popularity. It was not because of the lack of good hardware though. Specs of Nexus 6 are sophisticated enough to be in the top of the line of Android high end devices. Only factor that made Nexus 6 from Motorola less popular was it’s size. Not all android users prefer phablets for daily use. Next Nexus devices are reported to be 5inch and 5.7inch form LG and Huawei respectively. Huawei having limited market penetration in the smartphone world LG nexus could be weigh more in the popularity scale. From the leaked photos of new LG Nexus 5 (2015), we can see Android Pay is one of the most promising feature of next LG flagship. 

Android is one of the top mobile operating systems. With over 1.5 million android apps, android devices are so popular that we have apps for almost everything. 

Don’t you think it would be a great to have android apps running on your computer? 
Yes, you are right. We can run android apps on computers. There are various ways of running android apps on computer but Android Runtime for Chrome allows you to run android apps on computers on Chrome .

Android Runtime for Chrome, also called ARC, allows you to run Android apps inside chrome. ARC has been a major development in the process of bringing android apps to Chrome OS. You can use Arc with Chrome on Windows, OS X  or Linux.

Installing ARC Welder

After you download ARC Welder app it will appear on your Chrome App Launcher.

Click on it and add APK file. I used Loadshedding+ apk file. We can not download apk files directly to computer form play store but we can get apk files from various sources. For example, you can use websites like for downloading apk files. 

Once you have downloaded added the file you can select Orientation and form factor. Then click Test.

The App opens and you can enjoy your favorite android apps on Chrome. Then the app is also pinned on Chrome app launcher so that you can launch the app clicking the app icon later.

Now download your favorite app and run on Chrome browser. 

At WWDC today, Apple announced new update to Siri, described as Proactive Assistant. It will be launched with iOS9. The proactive assistant is a personalized assistant app that will enhance the mobile experience through voice commands.

Proactive will be able to infer the commands based on your personal information on your device such as emails, calendar events, or your Passbook information. Proactive assistant seems to serve the same purpose as Google Now does but with focus on privacy. It will be anonymous, and the search will not be associated with Apple ID, hence maintaining the privacy.

Google announced Android M at Google IO 2015 in San Fransisco. Dave Burke, vice president of engineering at Google, outlined the features of Android M which will add more stability and usability.
App Permissions 
App permissions have been simplified in Android M. You won’t have to agree to the permissions when we install an app. The permissions will now be requested first time you try to use the feature. Permissions can be reviewed later and changed anytime.
Chrome Custom Tabs
Web experience has been enhanced by the new feature called Chrome Custom Tabs. This feature will allow developers to provide full chrome experience in an app. Chrome Custom Tabs will allow a customized Chrome tab on top of any app, instead of launching browser app for opening web pages.
Fingerprint support 
Fingerprint support is now “standardized” in Android M. Since fingerprint support will be available through Android framework, If the device has fingerprint hardware, it is no longer limited to unlocking to phone only.
Android Pay 
Android pay makes mobile payments much easier. It can be used for payment in more than 700,000 stores in US and is supported by American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
App Links 
App Links is one of the highly desired feature in Android. You might have noticed ‘Open With’ dialog when the system doesn’t know which app to use for the given link. Now developer can specify the apps that should open the link.
Power & Charging 
Google claims the new feature known as Doze will improve the standby time by reducing the background processes. And support for USB Type-C will allow charging one android device with another.
Besides these major features various other improvements have been added to Android M such as Auto Backup and restore for apps, New app drawer with a list of apps with alphabetical indexing. Enhanced Google Now and and Chrome will also make android better than before.
Android M Developer is available for download and the final version is due to launch in Q3, 2015.