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.
Up until this point, Google has generally prevented app developers from processing donations to charitable organizations, but that is changing now.
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 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.
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 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.
Soon after Google launched the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the company confirmed that an issue led to poor memory management.
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.
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 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.