Top Android news of the week: Android apps on Chrome, Lollipop, Nexus 6

This week's Android news included tips for running nearly any Android app on Chrome OS. Also, Google dropped a hint about the name for the next version of Android, and the Nexus 6 was spotted in the wild.
Written by James Kendrick, Contributor

Run almost any Android app on the Chromebook

Google intends to get Android apps running on Chrome OS, and has already released four apps. That’s not very many, and those who have other Android apps they’d like to run on a Chromebook should check out this hack.

It’s not for the faint of heart but the instructions by PC World are very detailed. Just be sure to follow them exactly and you should be fine.

Hopefully Google will speed up the number of Android apps that are officially released for Chrome OS. It’s worth noting that the author of this hack got Skype for Android working on the Chromebook.

Source: PC World

Google hints that Android L stands for Lollipop

Android Lollipop

Every major version of Android has been codenamed after a dessert, from Froyo to KitKat. Google has always referred to the next major version as Android L, but this week gave a hint of the candy that will make the name.

There was a festive cake for Google’s sixteenth birthday, and on that cake was a collection of lollipops of varying size and color. We’ll know in a few days if that was a hint or if Google will stick with the boring “Android L." Lollipop sounds much more fun.

Source: Phandroid

Photos of supposed Nexus 6 reported

The next Android phone in the Google line is expected to be the Nexus 6. It hasn't appeared anywhere until this week when a tipster sent photos of what is claimed to be the Nexus 6 in use.

If this is indeed the Nexus 6, it looks to have a 5.9-inch display as has been rumored. In the photos, the phone is in a case so not much can be determined about it other than a size estimate. Of course, the photos may not be real but if they're fakes, they're pretty good ones.

The Nexus 6 will be distributed by Google in partnership with Motorola, the maker of the handset.

Source: Android Police

Run apps in windows on your Android tablet

Multitasking app

The Multitasking app lets Android tablet users run multiple apps at once, each in a floating window on the screen. This could work well on larger tablets for writing a note or using a calculator while inside another app.

It looks easy to use and works with a number of apps of different types. It’s worth checking out according to CNET.

Source: CNET

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