A new agreement between Microsoft and Lenovo will give the Redmond-based company a better Android presence on select Lenovo smartphones in the future. Many of Microsoft’s productivity apps–OneDrive, Skype, Office and more–will be preloaded on many Lenovo smartphones, enabling customers around the world to “be more productive.”
Amazon’s Echo speaker has been gaining steam since its announcement, but its success is completely dependent on how well Amazon ties its services to the device. So far they’ve been doing a fine job with it, frequently adding it new features and apps that support it. Read more
Google recently launched Duo to the Play Store, but Allo has yet to be seen. In fact, information has been rather scarce. But, thanks to Android Police, we’re getting a small look into what to expect with Allo.
Now that General Motors decided not to take over the company, Lyft is continuing to shop itself around for a buyout. There’s still trouble for the ride-sharing service, though, as none of the expected potential buyers submitted offers of their own. Lyft went knocking on every buyer’s door on the West Coast and no one answered.
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Google Duo is making waves, but we’re still waiting for Allo to be officially available for everyone. If you’re impatient for more info (don’t worry, we all are) Android Police has managed to leak many of the stickers that will be available in Allo ahead of release, which should keep you entertained. Read more
Verizon is no stranger to loading up the Android phones it sells with packs of pre-installed apps (“bloatware”) and a recent report is indicating that even more apps may join your homescreen in a form of sponsored content. Join us after the break for all the details. Read more
It is that time of year again when students head back to school for another year of learning. In conjunction with the annual shift of focus from summer vacation to school work, the Google for Education team announced several new features and enhancements to their products that target the education sector. The changes are meant to help students, teachers and parents achieve a more effective educational experience. Read more
Google announced the rollout of its video chat app, Duo, earlier today, but as it’s launching one new service, the search giant is also stripping a function away from an existing app, Google+. No longer will Hangouts On Air live broadcasts be tied to Google’s often overlooked, cherished by some, social media app. From September 12th, users wanting to start live broadcasts will have to so via YouTube Live. Read more
Google recently made its video chat app Duo available, and Allo will hopefully be available not too long from now. But, with the launch of these two messaging applications, Google says they’ll be increasingly focusing Hangouts as a product geared towards business customers while Allo and Duo will be focused on consumers.
Google has just started rolling out downloads for its new 1-to-1 video calling app, Duo, available for both Android and iOS. Join us after the break for all the details.