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It’s official: Google announces Android 8.0 Oreo, rolling out to devices soon

by Jimmy Westenberg 11 hours ago0 comments

How to flash Android Oreo on your Nexus or Pixel

by Team AA 10 hours ago3 comments

Will exploding phones hurt the Note 8 launch?

by Robert Triggs 8 hours ago0 comments

Essential Phone hands on: 72 hours later

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So long, friend: Google Talk shuts down today in favor of Hangouts

If you're one of the few users who are still using Google Talk, Google will be transitioning you to Hangouts later today.
by John CallahamJune 26, 201710

Google Hangouts issue sends chat messages to wrong contacts [Update – fixed]

Users of the Hangouts (Talk) chat service report that the service delivers messages to wrong recipients. Google has acknowledged the problem
by Bogdan PetrovanSeptember 26, 20135

Google abandons industry standard for IM, which has SMS implications for Hangouts

For mobile, the switch from Google Talk to Hangouts was little more than a facelift. The deeper issues reside in back-end utility, and inside desktop applications. Google Talk inside of ...
by Nate SwannerMay 24, 201318

Alleged leaked memo reveals more details about Google Babel

More details emerged about Google’s upcoming unified messaging service. An alleged internal Google memo revealed some of the features of the app, as well as which services would be ...
by Bogdan PetrovanApril 10, 20137
 
 

What Babel should be

Google's messaging services are fragmented, so far. Babel should unify and sync messaging across platforms and devices, like iMessage and BBM and also do more.
by J. Angelo RacomaApril 3, 201313

Google’s unified chat service to be named “Babel”, to work across five platforms

Google is gearing up its new unified chat service, and, according to some new reports, will be named "Babel" instead of "Babble" as previously reported.
by Mike StengerMarch 29, 201324

Babble, Google’s upcoming unified messenger, to be shown at Google I/O?

According to a report quoting multiple sources, Google's unified messaging service will be dubbed Babble. Combining the functionality of Google's many communication apps, Babble will ...
by Bogdan PetrovanMarch 18, 201322

Mystery app is not the new unified messenger; it’s an internal testing app

You know that icon suggesting a unified messaging app is coming? It actually belongs to an internal testing app, says the developer that first revealed it.
by Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 6, 20132

Screenshot hints at Chrome OS notification center and unified messaging app

Moreover, a mystery new icon in the Chrome OS interface gives us hope that Google is finally close to fixing the mess that messaging is now for users.
by Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 5, 20136

Another Android 4.2 bug: Google Talk only supports one user (in spite of multi-user feature)

After that recent mess where users with December birthdays were left to feel alienated due to a bug that's present in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, more people are now starting to find out ...
by David GonzalesNovember 26, 201210
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