This week we talk about Hangouts and Google Voice merging (finally!), Final Fantasy 7 and 13 coming to Android (kinda), and more Android apps news!
Google has announced that those who have Hangouts 2.3 and the new Hangouts Dialer will be able to make free voice calls to the US and Canada, and low-rate international calls as well.
Google has begun merging Google Voice with Hangouts. No app updates to look for, just wait to see the notification in Hangouts on your Android device to get in on the fun.
Google Voice hasn’t received any attention in a long time, but we are finally seeing progress as Hangouts support comes to the Voice website.
We’ve already knew that some sort of integration is in the pipeline, but now we have the clearest proof yet in the form of an unfinished feature that can be accessed via a debug menu in the Hangouts app.
According to a new report, Google Voice may soon be fully integrated into Google Hangouts.
The CyanogenMod team has, with the help of prolific Android developer Koushick Dutta (Koush), merged a workaround that allows any application to send SMS messages through the Google Voice app.
New Google Chat desktop notifications show a Google+ Hangouts name, thus apparently confirming that the rumored Google Babel service would be called Hangouts. Read on to see screenshots!
Google Voice received a major update yesterday after more than a year, and it brings interesting tidings, which could mean a unified messaging service.
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.