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Google Hangouts for Android Will Lose SMS Integration On May 22

Google Hangouts for Android Will Lose SMS Integration On May 22

Google is sending out email to Google admin users informing them that Hangouts SMS integration will  stop working after May 22, 2017. The company will presumably roll out an update on the day that will disable the SMS integration functionality on the app.

Google Photos Can Now Backup ‘Preview’ Quality Photos on 2G Connection; Duo Gains Audio Calling Functionality

Google Photos Can Now Backup ‘Preview’ Quality Photos on 2G Connection; Duo Gains Audio Calling Functionality

Google has announced new updates to Allo, Duo, and Google Photos to better cater to users who have access to slow and spotty data network. 

You Can Now Manually Save Your Parking Spot in Google Maps

You Can Now Manually Save Your Parking Spot in Google Maps

Google Now on Android has long been able to automatically remember where you parked, but the feature was unreliable since it made use of the various sensors and the activity recognition system of the OS to detect when you have stopped moving. Now, Google is updating its Maps app to add the option to quickly save a parking spot. To save a parking spot, simply tap on the blue dot icon and select the “save your parking” option.

Nintendo’s Super Mario Run Launching on Android on March 23

Nintendo’s Super Mario Run Launching on Android on March 23

Nintendo today confirmed that it will be releasing Super Mario Run for Android on the Google Play Store on March 23. The game first made its debut on iOS in December last year amidst heavy marketing push from Apple.

Google’s New Family Link App Lets Parents Monitor App Activity and More

Google’s New Family Link App Lets Parents Monitor App Activity and More

For the parents out there that give their kid(s) device time, Google wants to make it a little easier to keep tabs on the details.

You Can Now Beta Test Upcoming Versions of Google Play services and Gboard

You Can Now Beta Test Upcoming Versions of Google Play services and Gboard

Google is now allowing Android users to sign up for beta testing future upcoming releases of Google Play Services and Gboard. Once you sign up for the beta program for the respective apps on the Google Play Store through the links mentioned below, you will automatically receive updates that might be potentially unstable but will be packing new features.

Samsung Launches Secure Folder App For Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Samsung Launches Secure Folder App For Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Samsung today released the Secure Folder app for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 to help users keep their important files and data secure from prying eyes. The app makes use of Samsung’s Knox security platform to create an encrypted space on the phone to store your files and apps securely.

Google’s Messenger App Renamed To ‘Android Messages’

Google’s Messenger App Renamed To ‘Android Messages’

Further complicating its messaging services and offerings, Google today announced that it is renaming its Messenger app to Android Messages.

Microsoft Launches Skype Lite For India; Optimised For 2G Connections and Features Aadhar Integration

Microsoft Launches Skype Lite For India; Optimised For 2G Connections and Features Aadhar Integration

Microsoft today announced Skype Lite, a watered-down version of its messaging and video calling app optimised for 2G connections and low-end Android smartphones. The 13MB app is available in 7 different languages and is optimised to ensure it consumes less data and resources.

Muzei 2.3 Adds Direct Boot, Runtime Permission, Android Wear 2.0 Support, and More

Muzei 2.3 Adds Direct Boot, Runtime Permission, Android Wear 2.0 Support, and More

Muzei, one of the best wallpaper apps for Android, today received a major update adding support for plenty of new features and under the hood improvements. The last update for Muzei was released back in November 2015 and in the time since then, the Googlers behind the app have worked on modernising its code base and adding new features to it.