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Google Assistant Adds Australian- and British-Accented Voices

Google Assistant Adds Australian- and British-Accented Voices

If you want to change up the way the Google Assistant sounds on a daily basis, Google has a couple of important additions to show off.

Android Users Can Now Donate to Some Charities Directly Through the Play Store

Android Users Can Now Donate to Some Charities Directly Through the Play Store

Up until this point, Google has generally prevented app developers from processing donations to charitable organizations, but that is changing now.

Google Fit Adds New Widgets and More in Latest Update

Google Fit Adds New Widgets and More in Latest Update

Google Fit saw a major refresh, redesign, and new features added to the mix earlier this year. And now Google is making it easier to see information tied to the health and fitness platform.

Google Play Services no Longer Support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Google Play Services no Longer Support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Google is making a change to the minimum level of support for Android devices out there in the wild, dropping Ice Cream Sandwich from the mix.

Google Reportedly Shutting Allo Down, Too [Update: Confirmed]

Google Reportedly Shutting Allo Down, Too [Update: Confirmed]

Remember Google Allo? This was meant to be Google’s next big step in Android messaging, aiming to take on Apple’s iMessage and serving as the perfect replacement for the aging Hangouts.

Verizon Rolling Out RCS Messaging Support to Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL on December 6

Verizon Rolling Out RCS Messaging Support to Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL on December 6

Verizon will finally be jumping on the RCS messaging bandwagon. The carrier will add RCS Chat support for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL on December 6th. Initially, Verizon plans on adding RCS support to only these two devices but it is working on expanding it to other devices.

Google Patches Pixel 3’s Poor Memory Management in December 2018 Security Update

Google Patches Pixel 3’s Poor Memory Management in December 2018 Security Update

Soon after Google launched the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the company confirmed that an issue led to poor memory management.

Google Pixel 3 eSIM Support Expanding to More Markets

Google Pixel 3 eSIM Support Expanding to More Markets

Google introduced the eSIM feature with the Pixel 2 last year, and it’s yet another major bullet point for the Pixel 3 this year.

Hangouts Product Manager Refutes Reports of Hangouts Shutting Down in 2020

Hangouts Product Manager Refutes Reports of Hangouts Shutting Down in 2020

A couple of days ago, there were reports that Google will shut down Hangouts by 2020. Given that Hangouts has not received any meaningful updates in well over a year now, this was not surprising. Plus, Google had already branched Hangouts into Hangouts Meet and Chat to make it ideal for enterprise use.

Google Hangouts Reportedly Shutting Down in 2020

Google Hangouts Reportedly Shutting Down in 2020

Google has been trying to transition the general consumer away from Hangouts for quite some time, whether it be through Allo or Android Messages, the desire to close shop has been evident for years.