Top Android news of the week: Chrome 49, bigger Marshmallow, Android N

This week in the world of Android we saw the release of Android N, heard that Marshmallow use is growing, and we got a new version of Chrome.
Written by James Kendrick, Contributor

Marshmallow adoption gaining ground

The latest Android distribution numbers are out and they show that Marshmallow use is growing. It's only at 2.3 percent but that's a jump over last month's 1.2 percent in use. This is very low, especially considering Android N was released to developers this week

Source: Android and Me

Android N preview hits developers' hands


Google released the first preview version of Android N to developers this week. It shows better notifications and customization, among a lot of other improvements over Marshmallow. You must be a developer to download Android N, but without verification of that anyone can claim to be one and get it.

Source: Ars Tecnica

Chrome for Android updated to version 49


Google released Chrome 49 for Android this week with a lot of improvements. Chief among them is a performance boost to background syncing and JavaScript. This update to Chrome brings the Android browser up to the level of Chrome on iOS.

Source: Android Beat

More HTC 10 pics leaked

It's not certain when HTC will release its next flagship phone but more photos have leaked on Twitter so the company better hurry up. Rumors indicate the HTC 10 will have a 5.2-inch display.

Source: Android Community

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