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