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 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, 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.
Google Maps for Android is getting a new update today that makes it easier to see everyday information right. The home screen of Google Maps will now feature a tab bar at the bottom that will help you quickly find a place to eat nearby, provide you with traffic status, and help you catch a bus.
If you have used Snapchat on both Android and iOS, you will know that the app offers a smoother experience on the iPhone despite it having the same UI/UX on both platforms. Snapchat’s official Android is buggy and slow, with the video and photo quality being inferior to its iOS counterpart even though many Android phones now come with a camera that can rival the iPhone.
Back in December of last year, Nintendo officially launched Super Mario Run for iOS, which worked as an exclusive launch platform.
Google App for Android Gains Offline Search Capabilities; Now Works Better With Spotty Data Connections
Google today announced that the Google app for Android will now work better with spotty data connections. Now, when you search for something through the Google app and it fails due to no data connection, the results will be retrieved automatically once your handset regains connectivity.
Facebook’s Messenger’s chat head style bubbles are just bloody useful. They stay on the side of the screen, almost hidden, until you need them. Just tap on the circle, and the messaging thread shows up on top of whatever is on the screen. Type your reply, send it along, tap the bubble and it’s out of the way again. Chat bubbles are so useful it’s no wonder that Android developers are trying to use it in many creative ways – that’s where the floating browser concept comes in.
Google Maps Update Allows You To Book An Uber Directly From The App; Offers Deeper Integration With Ride Service Providers
Google today announced that it is making the ride services experience in Google Maps even better by offering deeper integration with ride service providers like Uber and Lyft. Up until now, Google Maps displayed the estimated fare of going to a location from Uber and Lyft.
Own a Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Galaxy Note 5, or any other Android device and noticed a sudden increase in battery drain? You are not alone. Hundreds of Galaxy S7, S7 edge, and Nexus 6P owners have been complaining about their phone getting hot and its battery draining too fast.