Top Android news of the week: ZenWatch 2, M preview, Android keyboard

This week in Android Asus unveiled the ZenWatch 2, a preview was released for Android M, and the Android keyboard got more useful.
Written by James Kendrick, Contributor

Android M preview released, Lollipop adoption is abysmal

Google this week released a preview version of Android M for those who want to play with it. A version has not yet been given to OEMs.

With the next version getting ready for release, it is business as usual in the Android space. Google's latest figures show only 12.4 percent of devices are running Lollipop.

Source: ZDNet

Asus unveils two smartwatches

This week Asus borrowed a page from Apple's Watch playbook by announcing the new ZenWatch 2 in two sizes. The watches will be available in 37mm and 41mm sizes.

Both will have AMOLED displays covered in durable Gorilla Glass and will be dust and water resistant.

Source: Android Police

Android keyboard now syncs across devices

The Android keyboard is pretty good, but it's always missed one necessary feature to make it easier to switch devices. That was rectified this week as the Android keyboard can now sync dictionaries between multiple devices.

This makes it better for upgrading to a new phone as user dictionaries built over time can now be carried forward.

Source: TNW

New touch search enhancements available for Chrome in Android

Google is currently rolling out an enhancement for Chrome in Android to make searching easier. The new touch to search feature enables touching any word on the web page to initiate a search.

Tap the resulting window that pops up at the bottom of the screen and search results for that word are instantly presented.

Source: ZDNet

Editorial standards