Google Chat replaces Hangouts Chat in support docs, also appears in trademark filing
Google’s trademark application submitted before the USPTO clearly defines Google Chat as an instant messaging platform for exchanging media.
Slow death of Hangouts begins April 16, consumers not affected
In fact, this will impact G Suite customers, more likely on the enterprise side of things. We know that Google Voice integration will be saved.
Google kills Allo sooner than it will kill(?) Hangouts
Shortly after rumors piled on about recent internal shakeups with Google’s messaging clients, Google came to confirm the news: Allo is dead.
Google: Hangouts users to be migrated to Hangouts Chat, Hangouts Meet
A G Suite lead says that remaining Hangouts users will have a safety net in messaging with Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet.
Google Hangouts may shut down in 2020
We don’t know when exactly Hangouts will be going away, but given how much neglect this messaging client has faced, we wouldn’t be surprised.
Google leaves Allo for dead, shifting its focus on Android Messages and universal ‘Chat’ technology
Technically, Allo is not dead… just yet. But you may want to switch to Android Messages already, and get ready to forget all about archaic SMS technology.
Google lead on Allo and Duo discusses why SMS won’t get integrated
And by roadmap, there IS no public roadmap. Just reassurances that features will be coming along and that visions are in place for Hangouts.
Hangouts Meet and Chat are Google’s refreshes in productivity communication
The two new communication apps get G Suite app integration. As such, Google Drive gets a boost in features for enterprise users
Hangouts out, Duo in for Google apps pre-load package
What once merged SMS and digital chat streams has faded into something different. Duo may take over for what consumers want in communication.
Pokémon Go breaking records, LG woes, and viewers take the wheel | Pocketnow Weekly 209
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Why do I need 5 chat apps?
You shouldn’t need five chat apps
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Tim Cook takes his ball and goes home | Pocketnow Weekly 187
Subpar iPhone pictures, aftermarket repairs that brick your $600 phone, and a phone box that turns into a VR headset! Join us for the latest podcast!
Google improves Hangouts call quality with direct peer-to-peer connections
Learn about the new support for Google Hangouts peer-to-peer calls, what stands to improve, and what new risks you might want to think about.
Android Mirrors, fancy Fitbits and a VAIO Windows phone | Pocketnow Weekly 186
Google gets in deeper with Nexus, Galaxy S7 renders leak, and Turing and Fitbit compete for our lulz on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast!
The immortal UltraPixel | Pocketnow Weekly 185
On this week’s podcast, MWC rumors including a 12-UltraPixel HTC Perfume, Apple Pay working at ATMs, and an LG G5 with a Magic Slot (oh myyyyyy)!
Perfume, Islandwood and other crazy codenames | Pocketnow Weekly 184
Who says the post-CES, pre-MWC lull has to be dull? Join us for our weekly smartphone/tablet/wearable chat – and a special announcement from the EiC!
Picking up the pieces post-CES | Pocketnow Weekly 183
We’re back in our respective cities following CES 2016, most of us wiser, all of us older, and at least one of us with a big ‘ole post-Vegas beard.
Listeners, take the wheel | Pocketnow Weekly 181
The end of December is no time to even pretend to work hard. So for this last episode of 2015, we’re turning the wheel over to you!
Pipin’ hot smartphone news | Pocketnow Weekly 180
The year’s almost over, but the smartphone news isn’t – check out what you’ve been missing in this week’s podcast, with Pocketnow Weekly 180.
New Google messaging app could be populated by … AI chatbots?
Will intelligent Google chatbots help jump-start the company’s mobile messaging efforts?
Keeping up with the ‘Lardasses’ | Pocketnow Weekly 179
This week on the podcast: the smartphone with the stupid-sounding name (but the wicked-awesome value) and Kardashian jokes. How can you resist?
Bumpy batteries and Star Wars Droids | Pocketnow Weekly 178
As usual, we’re covering plenty of tech talk on this week’s podcast – but don’t be surprised if we get hung up on the new Star Wars Droid Turbo 2 editions.
Il-Lumia-nation | Pocketnow Weekly 177
Microsoft’s new Windows Phones were built not to sell in droves, but to satisfy fans. We talk about how well the Lumia 950 does that on this week’s podcast!
Black Friday mobile deals and the quest for Inbox Zero | Pocketnow Weekly 176
There’s a lot of money to be saved on smartphones and a lot of breath to be spent on your listener mail; join us for Pocketnow Weekly 176!
The Lumia Continuum | Pocketnow Weekly 175
Microsoft’s first Windows flagship in 20 months landed on our doorstep earlier this week, and we’re finally allowed to talk about it!