Verizon announced today that they are brining their HD Voice service and capabilities to prepaid customers who have smartphones that support the service. The new HD Voice capability will be turned on for prepaid customers starting this Sunday, September 25th. Read more
Google has launched a variety of messaging services, with Hangouts being its best attempt. The recently launched smart messaging service Allo was another recent attempt, but has so far, has fallen short of what many of us want out of a messaging application, such as basic things like actual SMS support and the ability to use it to replace our default text messaging.
With that in mind, we’ve decided to pit Hangouts and Google Allo against each other. Is one better than the other? Find out in this epic face off after the break.
Before the year’s end, Twitter might finally be on the move. There’s a report out today that points to a formal bidding process beginning soon with some of the world’s biggest companies in technology and media preparing to submit offers.
Allo launched Tuesday night to much hype and excitement. Unfortunately, much of that excitement turned to disappointment as users figured out that Allo wouldn’t be able to replace their default text messaging app, largely because of the lack of any sort of text messaging support.
It’s not all bad news, though. It’s likely that Allo will get full SMS support in a future version, according to a hint from Allo’s co-lead Justin Uberti.
Google Allo is here, and whether or not you’re happy with it, it’s certainly being talked about.
If you haven’t had a chance to really dig into it yet, don’t worry. We’ve got a hands-on video that covers all the high (and low) points of Google’s new messaging app that’s almost as good as playing with the app yourself. Be sure to check it out below. Read more
Google launched its highly anticipated smart messaging service Allo last night, and it’s pretty much turned out to be a disaster from the start. The premise behind Allo is that Google Assistant will add seamless contextual information to conversations, but with Assistant only being a “Preview Edition” it certainly doesn’t work as intended. And since Assistant doesn’t work that well at all, all we really have is another glorified messaging app–it’s just like WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, and the list could go on forever.
Hit the break to find out what everyone is saying about Allo.
While we were given a heads-up as to when Google’s Allo messaging would begin rolling out, no one really expected it to become available to the masses in the small hours of the night. It did, though, and as is usual with new apps, people have been tearing into Allo, finding out all sorts of interesting things. Something that has been found out in the few hours since Allo officially launched is the change in Google’s stance of only storing messages transiently, and not indefinitely. Read more