Google App Updates

Android Messages for Web is official along other new features

June 19, 2018 Doug Demagistris

This week, Google announced that its Android Messages SMS app on Android is coming to web with new features. We heard a report a few months back indicating this might happen, and the changes appear to be going into place today across several continents for some lucky users. Google’s Allo messaging app gained a web client not so long ago and it wasn’t exactly a game-changer, but Android Messages could be different.

Google App Updates

Smart Reply has started to appear in Android Messages for those without Project Fi

June 8, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Google’s Smart Reply function has been around for some time in a bevy of apps and services. The feature Google originally brought to market is now becoming a norm in most messaging applications, but not everyone has had access to the feature. This week, it was first discovered by folks on Reddit that Smart Reply has started to appear in Google’s Android Messages app for those without Project Fi.

Google App Updates
Apps & Games

Huawei will soon board the Android Messages app on its phones with Google’s ‘Jibe’ RCS

January 19, 2018 Doug Demagistris

If you use Android Messages, you might be familiar with RCS messaging, which is essentially modern-day text messaging. RCS has to be approved by your carrier, and Google’s Android Messages app is one of the few clients on Android that supports the advanced functionality. Google has done some work to increase adoption of this technology, but progress has halted as of late.

Google App Updates

Google renames its ‘Messenger’ platform to ‘Android Messages’, RCS incoming?

February 24, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Messenger is just one app on Google’s list of many communication platforms including Allo, Hangouts, Google Voice, and Duo. Messenger has been the one Google tends to make your default on Nexus and Pixel smartphones. However, it has also been available as a seperate app download for those running a specified version of Android or higher. Today, the platform is receiving an update that changes the name to ‘Android Messages’.

Apps & Games

Navigation bar comes to Twitter’s Android app

July 16, 2018 Doug Demagistris

  Last week, the Twitter app for Android started receiving an update with a major design tweak. How one navigates the app is changing with the addition of a new navigation bar. Considering most Android apps have this format with the bottom bar for shortcuts, it probably won’t be your first time seeing the feature, but it might take getting used to if you’re completely new to it or use Twitter a lot.

Analysis & Insight

Google shows off some of the major new features in Android P at I/O 2018

May 8, 2018 Doug Demagistris

The Google I/O 2018 developer conference is underway in beautiful Mountain View, California. To get everything started, the search giant held its much hyped up keynote address. During the opening session, Google took time to discuss the next software release of its mobile operating system, Android. This was typical of Google, who usually showcases what’s coming over the next year during the show. As announced back in March, the mobile platform that is the world’s most popular will be updated [Read More]

Analysis & Insight

Android P Developer Preview: Here are all the major new features

March 13, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Earlier than we expected, Google introduced the first Android P Developer Preview. The news broke last week and we recently wrote up a post with all the official information. Android O, which we know to be Oreo, has reached less than 5% of all Android devices worldwide as of February, with Google already on to the next version. Android 8.1 is still relatively new, and very few flagships have been updated as of yet by manufacturers who will soon turn [Read More]

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