Samsung is taking audio seriously with AKG by HARMAN partnership

It’s easy for Samsung to brag about the high quality of their displays for smartphones and tablets, and how great they are for consuming media because of their bright, crisp colors, but the screen isn’t all there is to watching a movie or TV show. Sound quality is often an overlooked feature in smart devices as they get thinner and thinner, but it’s just as important for creating an immersive media experience. Samsung is working on fixing that.

Google talks RCS and the default messaging situation on Android

Okay, so it really doesn’t seem like Google has any idea what they’re doing with Android’s messaging situation. We now have Android Messages to replace Google Messenger, Hangouts is dead-but-not-really, and Allo is, uh, existing somewhere. It’s a messy, messy group of apps and services (and we didn’t even mention Google Voice) that doesn’t seem like it has any clear goal in sight. 

Latest update to Google Phone app might be the root of Bluetooth issues

If you’re using a device that relies on Google’s stock Phone application that’s updated via the Play Store, you might have noticed some issues that started earlier this month that mess with your ability to make calls over Bluetooth. If you’ve run into that problem, well, the good news is that you’re not alone. Tons of other people have hit the snag, too, and everyone’s pretty sure it’s Google’s fault.