Google is Getting Rid of SMS Integration in Hangouts for Android

One of Google Hangouts' last good features remaining is SMS integration. Even though you can't merge your conversations anymore, having access to both my Hangouts and SMS threads in one interface makes using the app really convenient. Now, it looks like Google is killing this feature as it pushes enterprises to adopt the platform. The … Continue reading Google is Getting Rid of SMS Integration in Hangouts for Android

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Google Updates Allo, Duo, Photos, and Maps with New Capabilities

Google today updated four of their most popular apps with brand-new capabilities during their São Paulo event today. Here's a rundown of each. Allo Google has updated Allo with the ability to share files in the following formats: .pdf, .docs, .apk, .zip, and mp3. This has been one of the highest requested features for the messaging app … Continue reading Google Updates Allo, Duo, Photos, and Maps with New Capabilities

Google Releases First Developers Preview of Android O – Here’s Whats New

Google today unexpectedly dropped the first developer beta of Android O for testing and debugging. It comes a day after the second beta of Android 7.1.2 Nougat was released. In the new build, the company is introducing a number of under-the-hood improvements and changes to benefit developers, while a few key user-facing alterations are also … Continue reading Google Releases First Developers Preview of Android O – Here’s Whats New

Google Introduces New Shortcuts to Instantly Search for Information

Google's always introducing new ways to search for things online, and their latest initiative may be one of the most useful yet. They're called 'tappable shortcuts' and they're rolling out now to everyone. https://youtu.be/Bn7_ilYaYpY Basically, Google has created an interface full of shortcuts that can give you information at the tap of a button. Sports … Continue reading Google Introduces New Shortcuts to Instantly Search for Information

How-To: Get the Pixel Launcher on Your Android Tablet

Google today began rolling out Android Nougat 7.1.2 beta 2 to all eligible testers, including Pixel C users. If you recall, they received a major update today which indicates Google's beginning to treat the tablet as a proper Pixel device. One of the updates Pixel C owners saw was the addition of the Pixel Launcher. … Continue reading How-To: Get the Pixel Launcher on Your Android Tablet

Google’s Pixel C Gains Pixel Launcher, New Nav Buttons, Redesigned Recent Apps Screen in Android 7.1.2

Android 7.1.2 Nougat has proven to be pretty mute for most users. However, in today's release of beta 2 of the future OS upgrade, things have changed quite a bit. At least for Pixel C owners. According to multiple users (via Android Police), Google is finally treating the Pixel C as a Pixel device. For starters, … Continue reading Google’s Pixel C Gains Pixel Launcher, New Nav Buttons, Redesigned Recent Apps Screen in Android 7.1.2

Android Nougat 7.1.2 Beta 2 Now Available for Testing

Google has begun rolling out Android Nougat 7.1.2 Beta 2 to eligible beta testers, including those using a Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, 5X, Pixel C, and Nexus Player. No factory images or OTAs are available yet, but they should go live soon. For Nexus 6P and 5X users, you're gaining fingerprint gestures much like … Continue reading Android Nougat 7.1.2 Beta 2 Now Available for Testing