HANGOUTS Posts on XDA

[Exclusive] New Information About Google’s Allo Has Emerged

XDA-Developers has since been contacted by a trusted source close to the matter, who wished to remain anonymous. We endorse the veracity of the claim given the source's relationship to both XDA and Google. This source has revealed several key pieces of information about the future of  Google's messaging apps and the claims made on Reddit: There...

Hangouts v10 is Rolling out with Direct Sharing, Decreased Image Size in Chats, and Hints at Adding Group Invitation Links

You know what time it is. It's the weekly Google-Apps-update-extravaganza! This week, Google has mysteriously decided to bump Hangouts from version 8 to version 10. What's changed? After using the app for a couple of minutes, there are some minor changes here and there. Let's run down what we've found so far: Decreased image size in...

Through Allo & Duo, Google Continues to Send a Convoluted Message

A decade ago, in August of 2005, Google launched an Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) instant messaging service dubbed “Google Talk.” One of Google’s stated goals with the service was “interoperability,” and it showed. Users were free to choose their client from many applications such as Trillian, Pidgin, Psi, Adium, or simply a Gmail browser...

T-Mobile Brings Messenger-Like Features to SMS

T-Mobile has announced that it's switching on a new messaging technology called, "Advanced Messaging." Built on the international GSM Association's Rich Communication Services (RCS) standard, T-Mobile promises to do to text messaging what VoLTE has done to voice calling—essentially, bring it into the modern age.   When most of us think of standard SMS messaging, we think: Slow Unreliable Finicky Basic Featureless Limited ...and...

XDA Office Space: Frankenstein’s Perfect IM Client?

The portal’s decentralized XDA office lies in a Hangouts chatroom, where we discuss the latest developments that hit the blogosphere, critique them and figure out what we can do to add a new or original point of view. We came to love this little virtual office, which sees messaging 24/7 due to the international nature...

Google’s Prank Roundup for April Fools 2015 [Updated]

Once again, we have arrived on the most magical of holidays - the annual unveiling of HalfLife 3, and day on which co-workers believe it is appropriate to duct tape air horns behind doors. I speak, of course, about April Fools Day. As has become their custom, Google launched lighthearted "pranks" for each of their various...
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