The Droid Turf Weekly Recap includes all the major headlines in the Android Ecosystem over the recent week.
This piece of news didn’t surprise us one bit. With all that Facebook has been doing and adding to its Messenger app to get users on it, it left us a bit skeptical leaving encryption out. However, Facebook is now on it.
We’ve all heard about Facebook’s ‘Bot Messengers.’ Essentially, they’re AI-driven bots designed to allow interactions with businesses, products and services. Facebook’s aim is to simplify the process of say ordering a pizza for example, or maybe for buying a pair of shoes.
Samsung’s Charm is a rather simple wearable that comes in a variety of colors. The watch has no face, so you can’t see the time. It operates when paired to select Samsung devices. In a brief video tutorial, Samsung shows us “how to get started.”
Midway through last week, Facebook extended Messenger’s list of capabilities to include SMS functionality. Many are concerned that Facebook’s SMS prompt is actually violating Google Play’s policies, which protect users from features users don’t want. These policies are primarily aimed at malicious developers, and it’s odd that Facebook matches the description here.
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