Google+ Hangouts. Sending a flood of the popular emoji faces in a chat could crash the Hangouts app and prevent logging backing in, practically rendering the app useless and causing tears and pouts more than smiles.
"Morning with Google+" event that took place last month. Vic Gundotra detailed what could be expected with the updated Hangouts release at the time, but in the end, that event served more as a teaser. Simply put, Hangouts 2.0 was announced and detailed, but not immediately released.
Android 4.4 and the Nexus 5 was met with a generally positive response, not all changes have been met with open arms. Those who do not share Google's vision of a unified messaging app now have a way out with the 8sms messing app that has just been updated on Google Play Store.
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.
Google Glass front recently, with Google announcing a 2.0 version of its hardware, official accessories, as well as opening up its program to even more people. Now the company is putting into motion yet another big change in its program that will no longer require Google Explorers, the collective term for its pre-release testers, to personally pick up their shiny new eyewear.
Nikhyl Singhal notes that the update to Hangouts will break compatibility with Voice, at least for a few months.
Hangouts at the Morning with Google+ event earlier in the week. At the time we learned what we can expect with the update, though there wasn't much in terms of when we could expect it to arrive. And well, Google still has yet to offer a specific date, but there has been some additional details released.
Google+ itself, which offered the reminder about how Google+ opened to the public in September 2011 and how Google ships a new version "almost" every day.