Google has partnered with Sprint, Orange, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom (owner of T-Mobile US), and more alongside the GSMA to push for an improved messaging system to replace the aging and limited SMS/MMS service we currently use. The RCS (Rich Communications Services) standard will be used to achieve this.
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Google Hangouts has never been an extremely successful messaging service. Most people use apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Line, and many others. And with the rumors of Google removing SMS support from the Hangouts app, it seems that Hangouts isn’t getting much attention.
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It came as a surprise to us, but BBM for Android is still very much alive. The app has hit a new milestone of 100 million downloads on Google Play and it seems people are continuing to use it quite a bit. Now we can’t blame them, the app is ... Read More »
Snapchat has announced a new way to watch and contribute to the social storm happening all around you today in the form of Our Story. Snapchat has a new feature coming to its massively popular messaging app on the same day Facebook releases Slingshot, its long rumored competitor to Snapchat. What an interesting coincidence!
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Facebook has made another huge purchase that makes its purchase of Instagram look insignificant. Instagram was purchased for a hefty $1 billion, which many thought was a crazy amount for a photo-sharing app. It seems to have worked out well for Facebook, thought. This time around, Facebook has purchased WhatsApp Messenger for a massive $16 ... Read More »
There’s been a lot of noise made over Google’s transition from Talk to Hangouts. Hangouts was supposed to be Google’s all-in-one communication service, but has fallen flat. It greatly improves the Talk experience across the web and mobile platforms, but there’s still a lot of work to do. Today, Google has begun chipping away at ... Read More »
Back when Hangouts was still a rumor, we were under the distinct impression that it would unify off all of Google’s messaging services. The cold hard truth is, Hangouts is merely a replacement for Google Talk. It didn’t do much to alleviate the confusion of Google’s various messaging apps, and has even stripped some well ... Read More »
Looking for your this-day-is-really-dragging-on-and-I-need-something-to-entertain-me-for-five-minutes Friday reading material? Look no further. Word is, Google has programmed a bunch of Easter eggs in their new Hangouts app that feature everything from a, “shy dino,” to “My Little Pony.” I was skeptical, even after seeing posts about the Easter eggs on Google Plus, but as it turns out ... Read More »
Google may have just launched their new messaging app Hangouts yesterday, but we’re already hearing what’s next for the service. According to Google Plus’ community manager of Hangouts and Chat, Dori Storbeck, SMS integration will be making its way to Hangouts soon.
While Hangouts did solve some of the problems surrounding Google’s various messaging services, ... Read More »
Google’s various messaging services have long been painfully confusing. Syncing between devices, photo sharing and video conferencing have been a headache for years now, but that’s all about to change with Google “Hangouts.”
Hangouts is the messaging service that everyone’s been waiting for. Hangouts takes the best of all of Google’s messaging apps, and combines ... Read More »
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