You can now send messages through WhatsApp and Viber using voice commands through Google

whatsapp2Google has integrated a few new messaging apps into its voice commands in the Android app, so now you’ll be able to quickly send messages in your favorite clients without ever having to touch your phone.

The process works just like sending a text message, but instead of dictating to send a text, you can tell Google to send a WhatsApp message to someone. Afterwards, Google will prompt for what you’d like to send. The process works with several of the most popular messaging services, including WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, Telegram, and NextPlus.  Read more

Yelp CEO takes Google to task over mobile app ad issue

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Earlier this week Google announced the results of a study they conducted on ads that appear on your screen while using one app trying to get you to buy some other app, ads known as “interstitials.” Most users see them as annoying, a finding confirmed by the Google study. However, Google also found they were highly ineffective and has decided to retire them while asking others to follow suit. This announcement has brought a rebuke from Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman who says Google is being hypocritical and may be trying to flex some monopolistic tendencies. Read more

New Android One device to be introduced on July 27 in India

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Google introduced the Android One program back at Google I/O in 2014 in attempt to bring reliable, affordable devices to emerging markets. Google’s ultimate goal is to bring Android to more places around the world. The program began in India and has now expanded to many countries. Most recently, Android One arrived Myanmar and Pakistan. Android One is not going away any time soon. The company is proud to announce that today it has added Lava to its list of partners.

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Save up to 90% on games in the Google Play Store through the weekend

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The Google Play Store is running a sale on a variety of awesome mobile games, including the hit geometric puzzle game Monument Valley. The sales will continue over the weekend, ending on Monday, July 27.

There are some other cool titles discounted, such as Hitman: GO, The Dark Knight Rising, Game of Thrones, and The Room Two. And there’s a whole lot more available! For a full list of titles on sale, be sure to hit the source link below.

source: Google Play