Google decided to make changes to Voice, they did so with the aim at unifying services. Part of their focus was in getting some third party apps, which they noted violated terms of service, to shut down. One of them, GrooVe IP, has announced they will be shuttering their service on May 15th, 2014.
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Google are issuing the first update to their popular Hangouts app that replaced Google Talk last month. It wasn't quite the unified chat everyone was expecting, but Hangouts is pretty nice. Today they've pushed the first update out for their new app with a few notification fixes and tweaks, but nothing too significant. No Google Voice or SMS integration yet either.
Hangouts app shortly after the I/O keynote on May 15th and while the device support was listed as being for Android 2.3 or later, there were some limitations to that. One of which was in regards to tablets. Google had put a note in the Play Store description saying that said tablet support would be available soon and it looks like that update has since arrived in the Google Play Store.
Google is apparently looking to bring together all of its communication services under one single platform. The platform will be dubbed "Babble", and it will solve Google's fragmented chat services. Right now, Google users can communicate through Google Talk, Google Hangout, Google Voice, Google Chat, Gmail Chat, and Google+. However, those services fail to communicate directly with each other.
Gmail users were able to use Google Talk video chat for communication but today Google has announced that is all changing for the better. Google has replaced Google Talk video with Google+ hangouts. Letting Gmail users video chat with 1 person, or 10 at the same time.
Motorola PHOTON 4G is receiving an OTA update this week that should bring a slew of bux fixes as well as improvements to the WiMAX powered smartphone. The update is pretty sizable but most of that is probably new applications that will take advantage of the recently unveiled Motorola Lapdock 100.
Facebook announced the new Messenger App for Android and iOS. This is a stand alone application that will allow users to send instant and private messages on the go from their mobile device. As of late, Facebook has combined your regular messages with the IM’s you receive on their site into the same category, so it makes complete sense to blend all your messages into a single app. Today we've installed it for Android and are giving it a little spin, see what we think after the break.
other methods of showing off the system.