Top Android news of the week: Skype group video, Google to control OS updates, new budget tablets

This week in Android we heard that Google will take over OS updates, Skype does group video calls, and new Archos budget-friendly tablets debuted.


Marshmallow rolling out for Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

Android 6.0 has started rolling out for Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The update has a host of improvements for the Edge line, including better use of the edge display on the S6 Edge.

Source: Android Community

Three new Archos tablets launched starting at $107


French company Archos has launched three new tablets in its Oxygen line, a 7, 8, and 10-inch. The tablets have average specs and metal bodies for standing up to rough handling.

Source: ZDNet

Analyst: Google to take control of Android updates

An analyst says Google is tiring of slow updates and will soon take control over the process to speed it up. This is spurred by the low percentage of Androiid devices running the latest version with all of its security fixes.

Source: The Register


Skype gets group video calling

Microsoft has updated Skype on iOS and Androiid to allow group conference calls in video. Up to 25 attendees can be n a video call at once.

Source: The Verge