Google has release a handful of new features to Hangouts, improving video quality and tweaking the UI for an overall cleaner experience. The updates are baked into an updated version of the Hangouts Android app and the desktop browser experience. The main UI of the app hasn’t really changed, but Google has made a few ... Read More »
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For one of its biggest apps, Google has been surprisingly slow with keeping Hangouts as up to speed as its other apps. Today the company is releasing Hangouts 4.0 for Android, which brings in a number of large changes, most notable of which is the complete addition of material design, which has long been missing/incomplete ... Read More »
Following the YouTube app’s Materialization on Friday, it looks like another core Android app will soon get a Material design update courtesy of Google.
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Google Hangouts has quite a few useful features to make the video chatting experience better. One of those features is to prevent excessive noise by muting your microphone when keyboard sounds are detected so that others in the chat won’t have to hear you typing like a madman while they’re talking. This feature ... Read More »
Google Hangouts used to be a Google+ version of Google Talk, with the former eventually replacing the latter to be more social and more integrated into Google’s social network. However, with Google+ not achieving the popularity Google has hoped for, it looks like the company wants to make Hangouts a more separate entity. With ... Read More »
The inexorable death of Google Voice is almost complete with the announcement today that Google is bringing voice calls to the Hangouts app.
The functionality is rolling out today to Android, iOS and on the web. It’s a staggered rollout on Android, so if you don’t have the Hangouts 2.3 update available yet, it should show up in ... Read More »
The new Google Hangouts app is fantastic, especially because its SMS integration works so well. With the latest update to 2.1, the Hangouts experience was improved even more with full integration between Hangouts and SMS conversations. However, it also brought with it a battery-draining bug. Some people have been noticing some pretty severe battery drain on their devices ... Read More »
Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently-upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most ... Read More »
The Google Hangouts app for Android has been pretty awesome ever since it was updated to serve as an SMS app, but it wasn’t true integration of Hangouts and SMS. It just put them into one app, separating them between different pages. However, with this latest update, true integration has come. SMS and Hangout conversations ... Read More »
Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to look at what people are actually updating, not focus on which apps have the most installs. As in the ... Read More »