This new feature will bring the top news of the past week in the world of Android to your screen. This week saw KitKat getting bigger, apps for the Chromebook, and a review of the "best Android" phone.
KitKat craving satisfied for almost a quarter of Android devices
This week wasn't all about the new iPhones, with some news about the Android world. ZDNet's Adrian Kingsley-Hughes reported that KitKat, the current major version of Android, is now installed on almost a quarter of all Android devices.
That's a significant number of devices, and it's taken a while to reach this point. KitKat has been out for almost a year and its share of Android installs has been creeping up slowly.
The next big version of Android, so far dubbed "L", should be appearing soon to replace KitKat. Of course, its share will increase very slowly as is typcial for Android.
Google announced earlier this year it was working on a way to bring Android apps to Chrome OS. This would address a complaint about Chromebooks, namely that it only has web apps and not that many of those.
This week the first four Android apps were released for the Chromebook. These four apps are a small start to fulfilling Google's promise.
Google services are integrated tightly into Android, and Google Hangouts got a key new feature this week. It is now possible to make voice calls and handle SMS messaging using your Google Voice number, from within Google Hangouts.
The text messaging and voice calls made within Google Hangouts will show your Google Voice number to the recipient. They will not have any idea you're in Google Hangouts and not on a phone. This will be a good feature for business users.